Will Missouri Execute an Innocent Man on May 19th?

Death Penalty Action
2 min readApr 30, 2020


OH, TX & TN have postponed executions due to COVID-19, so Walter Barton could be first US execution in months…

Thursday’s 2pm EDT Voices of Experience on the Death Penalty Facebook Live program will include an update on the May 19th scheduled execution of Walter “Arkie” Barton. There remains reasonable doubt about his guilt, as well as competency issues. On top of the that, while Texas, Tennessee and other states are postponing executions due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Missouri appears set to move forward.

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2pm EDT Thursday, April 30th, 2020

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