MO: Governor turns down clemency for inmate facing execution on Tuesday

Source: SFGate

“Missouri Gov. Mike Parson on Monday turned down a clemency request for condemned inmate David Hosier, a move that likely clears the way for his execution. Hosier, 69, faces lethal injection Tuesday for the 2009 deaths of a Jefferson City couple, Angela and Rodney Gilpin. Randy Dampf, a Jefferson City police officer at the time of the killings and now an investigator for the county prosecutor, said Hosier had a romantic relationship with Angela Gilpin and was angry with her for breaking it off. ‘Ms. Angela Gilpin had her life stolen by David Hosier because he could not accept it when she ended their romantic involvement. He displays no remorse for his senseless violence,’ Parson, a Republican and a former county sheriff who has overseen 10 executions since taking office in 2018, said in a statement. ‘For these heinous acts, Hosier earned maximum punishment under the law.'” (06/10/24)