"Joseph Paul Franklin, White Supremacist Killer Who Shot Larry Flynt, To Be Executed Wednesday," is by Jim Salter of AP. It's via Huffington Post.
Joseph Paul Franklin, 63, is scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for killing 42-year-old Gerald Gordon in a sniper attack outside a suburban St. Louis synagogue in 1977. It was one of as many as 20 killings committed by Franklin, who targeted blacks and Jews in a cross-country killing spree from 1977 to 1980. He was convicted of seven other murders but the Missouri case was the only one resulting in a death sentence.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Monday refused to halt the execution, denying Franklin's clemency request and calling his crime in Missouri a "cowardly and calculated shooting."
"Serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin prepares to die," is by Kyung Lah at CNN.
River Front Times posts, "5 Reasons Missouri Should Use the Guillotine, Not Lethal Injection," by Lindsay Toler.
"Missouri group to protest Tuesday against Franklin execution," by Elizabeth Brown for the Columbia Missourian.
A Missouri group will hold vigils Tuesday to protest the impending execution of convicted serial killer Joseph Franklin.
Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty will hold vigils from 5 to 6 p.m. in front of the Boone County Courthouse in Columbia and from 11 p.m. to midnight in front of the Missouri Supreme Court in Jefferson City.
MADP will also hold vigils around the state in Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, St. Joseph and Joplin.
Earlier coverage from Missouri begins at the link.