ST. LOUIS (AP) -- An execution date has been set for next month for a man who killed a south-central Missouri mother and her two children.
The Missouri Supreme Court on Friday set an Oct. 29 execution date for 35-year-old Mark Christeson. It would be the ninth execution in Missouri this year and the 11th since November.
Christeson was sentenced to death for killing 36-year-old Susan Brouk and her children, ages 12 and 9, in February 1998. The bodies of the victims were found in a pond near their rural Vichey home.
Christenson’s cousin, Jesse Carter, was sentenced to life in prison after agreeing to testify against Christeson.