On December 11 the state of Missouri plans to execute Allen Nicklasson for the 1994 murder of Richard Drummond. This will be the second execution carried out by Missouri in the last month.
Nicklasson has a long history of mental illness, going back to his childhood when he was institutionalized after being taken from his abusive mother who also suffered from extreme mental illness. The MCC has submitted a clemency application to Governor Nixon asking that he show mercy to Mr. Nicklasson. The application was signed by civic and religious leaders from across the state, including the Catholic Bishops.
Vigils will be held across the state on December 10th as citizens witness against state killings. For a list of vigils, click here. In case of a last minute stay of execution, the local contact will know if the vigil will be held.
Posted: December 6, 2013