Excerpt from article below: "Supporters have sought to keep Skillicorn off the condemned list, arguing that his work with terminally ill prisoners and a family-strengthening program for inmates and their children proves society is better with him alive."
Dennis is on death row and his wife Paula is a Journey supporter. Marietta and I have both written articles for his magazine called Compassion. The magazine raises money to provide scholarships for victims families for college. It would be great for the Journey to support him (and Paula) in any way we can.
MISSOURI----new execution date
Dennis is the editor of Compassion Magazine and his wife Paula is a great friend of the Journey of Hope. We need to pray for Dennis and his family and do whatever we can to stop his execution. Peace, Bill
Article Bill sent:
Missouri court sets execution date for convicted killer
The Missouri Supreme Court on Monday set a May 20 execution date for a man convicted of killing a Good Samaritan in 1994.
Dennis Skillicorn, who narrowly escaped lethal injection last year, would be the 1st person executed in Missouri since October 2005.
Skillicorn, 49, was 1 of 3 men convicted of killing Excelsior Springs businessman Richard Drummond after he stopped to help them when their car broke down on Interstate 70 in Callaway County.
Drummond was forced at gunpoint to drive the men west toward the Kansas City area. In Lafayette County he was taken into a wooded area and shot twice in the head.
Supporters have sought to keep Skillicorn off the condemned list, arguing that his work with terminally ill prisoners and a family-strengthening program for inmates and their children proves society is better with him alive.
But former Lafayette County prosecutor Page Bellamy and others say Skillicorn was one of three men who acted together to kill Drummond.
(source: Associated Press)
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