State Supreme Court sets execution date for Chain of Rocks killer

The day before convicted killer Dennis Skillicorn is scheduled to die by lethal injection for a 1994 killing in Lafayette County, the State Supreme Court hands down another execution date.

This one is for the execution of Reginald Clemons, who was convicted in the 1991 deaths of two women who were raped and shoved off the Chain of Rocks Bridge into the Mississippi River near St. Louis. He is scheduled to die Wednesday, June 17th.

The women’s male cousin was forced to jump off the bridge. He survived. The two women died. The body of one of the women was recovered near Caruthersville while the body of the other woman was never found.

Clemons was one of four men involved in the attack. One of the others, Marlin Gray, was executed in 2005. His execution was the most recent carried out by the state. [Story by Steve Walsh, Missourinet]