Supporters urge Gov. Nixon to stop Reginald Clemons execution

Governor Jay Nixon’s office says its office has received 185 calls to stop the execution of Reginald Clemons according to Missourinet’s Twitter feed.  Clemons’ execution has been stayed by the U.S. Court of Appeals; the stay may be lifted at any time clearing the way for the June 17th execution to proceed.

On Saturday afternoon at a rally of 90 people at the Lane Tabernacle CME church Reginald Clemons’ family asked supporters to call state officials on Monday to halt the execution.  The execution warrant is issued for June 17th; if the stay is not lifted it will expire causing a new warrant to be issued.

Clemons was convicted of the 1991 murders of two girls at the Chain of Rocks Bridge over the Mississippi River near St. Louis. [STLToday]

Thanks to Andy Small for contributing this update.