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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Last-minute appeals for death row inmate

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Last-minute appeals for death row inmate

(KTRS/AP) – The Missouri death row inmate who abducted and killed a 19-year-old woman in 2001 is ask courts to spare his live. David Zink has appeals pending in the Missouri Supreme Court, and two federal courts, including the US Supreme Court. Governor Jay Nixon has also received a clemency request. Zink was sentenced to […]

Last-minute appeals for death row inmate

(KTRS/AP) – The Missouri death row inmate who abducted and killed a 19-year-old woman in 2001 is ask courts to spare his live.

David Zink has appeals pending in the Missouri Supreme Court, and two federal courts, including the US Supreme Court. Governor Jay Nixon has also received a clemency request. Zink was sentenced to death in 2004 for the murder of Amanda Morton. Zink served as his own attorney at trial.

If his appeals fail, Zink would become the fifth person executed in Missouri this year.

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By Colin Jeffery

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