Missouri Supreme Court denies Richard Clay a stay of execution, but does the state even have the drugs to kill him properly?
The next man scheduled for execution in Missouri is running out of options, and there are serious questions that the state will even be able to kill him humanely.
Richard Clay is going to die next week. After two separate trials — the first of which was thrown out because of questions regarding the prosecution’s methods — he was convicted in 2004 of the killing of New Madrid man, Randy Martindale, and given a death sentence. Now the Missouri State Supreme Court has denied his most recent request for a stay of execution.