Monday, 18 May 2009

Local vigil to protest Death Penalty

Posted May 18, 2009 at 1:02 p.m.

Dennis Skillicorn is scheduled to be executed early Wednesday, marking the first execution in Missouri since 2005.

A vigil is scheduled from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Boone County Courthouse on Walnut Street. It's one of 10 statewide vigils planned by Missourians to Abolish the Death Penalty. For more information, contact Jeff Stack at 449-4585.

Here's the info about some other vigils scheduled Tuesday night across the state:

Bonne Terre: 11 p.m to 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, outside Boone Terre prison, 2727 Highway K at Coplin Road (candlelight vigil). Contact Colleen Cunningham, 314-397-6691

Jefferson City: 10:45 p.m., St. Peter's Catholic Church, 216 Broadway (prayer service); 11 p.m. to 12:01 a.m., 207 W. High St. across from Missouri Supreme Court (vigil). Contact Rita Linhardt, (573)635-7239.

Kansas City: 5 to 6 p.m., J.C. Nichols Fountain in the Plaza (vigil). Contact Donnie Morehouse, (816)756-3113x234.

Springfield: 7 p.m., Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2818 E. Bennett St. (vigil). Contact Donna (417)459-2960.

St. Louis: 7:30 p.m., St. Francis Xavier Church (prayer service sponsored by The Intercommunity Justice Coordinators); 8:15 to 9 p.m. in front of the church (vigil); with carpooling to Bonne Terre following. Contact Margaret Phillips, (314)322-5159.

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