Attorney General's News Release
April 17, 2008
Nixon files motions with Missouri Supreme Court, asking court to set execution dates for four inmates
Jefferson City, Mo. - Attorney General Jay Nixon today filed motions with the Missouri Supreme Court, requesting the court to set execution dates for four capital punishment inmates. On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a case out of Kentucky that the use of lethal injection as a method of execution was constitutional.
The motions were filed on the following inmates:
- Mark A. Christeson, convicted for the February 1998 murders of Susan Brouk and her children, twelve-year-old Adrian and nine-year-old Kyle, in Maries County.
- Martin Link, convicted for the January 1991 murder of eleven-year-old Elissa Self in St. Louis.
- Earl Ringo Jr., convicted for the July 1998 murders of Joanna Baysinger and Dennis Poyser in Boone County.
- Dennis J. Skillicorn, convicted for the August 1994 murder of Richard Drummond in Lafayette County.
Last June, Nixon filed motions with the Missouri Supreme Court asking that execution dates be set for 10 other capital punishment inmates.