Missouri Government News for Week of March 20, 2000
|.||Convicted murderer expected to be executed, but his competency is questioned (03/21/00)|
James Henry Hampton was on the run for a 1992 murder in Missouri when, in an apparent suicide attempt, he shot himself in the head before being captured by New Jersey police. The gunshot wound resulted in brain damage comparable to a frontal lobotomy, according to one doctor.
The Coalition Against the Death Penalty raised this concern in a clemency petition to Gov. Mel Carnahan.
Hampton exhausted appeals at the state level, but did not seek federal review of his sentence.
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|.||Auditor to review UMSL revolving door (03/21/00)|
Early retirement incentives were offered to employees with ten years of service to the university system who are at least 55 years old.
|.||Legislators take a break (03/21/00)|