Missouri Executes White Supremacist Joseph Paul Franklin

“Missouri has executed Joseph Paul Franklin, the white supremacist killer who targeted blacks and Jews during a multistate crime spree from 1977-1980,” reports Jeremy Kohler of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. “Franklin, 63, was put to death for the 1977 sniper killing of Gerald Gordon at a Richmond Heights synagogue. His fate was sealed when the U.S. Supreme Court, at about 5:20 a.m. Wednesday, upheld a federal appeals court decisions overturning stays granted Tuesday by federal judges in Jefferson City and St. Louis.”

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