Catholics, Protestants ask Missouri to spare man's life
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Several religious leaders have asked Gov. Matt Blunt to grant clemency for a man scheduled to be executed later this month.
Dennis Skillicorn is scheduled to be Missouri's first execution since 2005. Skillicorn was convicted of killing Richard Drummond in Lafayette County in 1994.
The religious leaders argued Skillicorn ''has turned his life around, becoming a model of rehabilitation and service to others.'' They asked Blunt to reduce the sentence to life.
The clemency request was signed by Roman Catholic, Episcopal, Lutheran, Baptist, Quaker and Church of the Brethren leaders. AP