ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri Supreme Court on Wednesday set an April execution date for 52-year-old Andre Cole, who killed a man in 1998 out of anger over a child support payment.
Cole is scheduled to die at 6 p.m. April 14.
Cole and his wife, Terri, divorced in 1995. He was ordered to pay child support for the couple's two children, but missed several payments. He was ordered to pay $3,000 through payroll deductions.
The first deduction appeared on his Aug. 21, 1998, paycheck. Hours later, Cole forced his way into Terri Cole's home and was confronted by Anthony Curtis, who was visiting. Andre Cole stabbed Curtis and his ex-wife several times. Curtis died but Terri Cole survived.
Andre Cole fled the state but surrendered to police 33 days later.