Elyse Max is the executive director of Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, a statewide, non-partisan organization working to abolish the death penalty and educate Missourians on the costs and consequences of the death penalty. She resides in Kansas City.
The “machinery of death” is back to work in Missouri as the Missouri Supreme Court has issued an execution date of May 3 for Carman Deck. James and Zelma Long were fatally shot during a robbery in their home in Desoto in 1997. Deck and his sister went to the Long home with the intent […]
Ernest Johnson is a man with an intellectual disability, but Missouri plans to execute him anyway. Johnson was convicted of killing Mable Scruggs, Fred Jones and Mary Bratcher during a botched robbery at a Columbia Casey’s convenience store in 1994. He was under the influence of and severely addicted to crack cocaine at the time. […]