January 23, 2014
In this photo released by the Missouri Department of Corrections, death-row inmate Herbert Smulls is seen.
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Gunman's death sentence carried out Wednesday night
Herbert Smulls was put to death Wednesday night for killing a jeweler during a 1991 robbery. The jeweler's wife, whom Smulls also shot, questioned why it took 22 years for the sentence to be carried out.
A Missouri man has been executed for fatally shooting a jeweler during a 1991 robbery, marking the state's third lethal injection in as many months.
The U.S. Supreme Court granted a temporary stay of execution for Missouri death row inmate Herbert Smulls on Tuesday night.
The attorney for Missouri death row inmate Herbert Smulls has asked a federal court for a 60-day stay of execution, citing concerns about whether the state’s execution drug could cause the inmate to suffer during the process.
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