Execution date set for man convicted in ex-girlfriend’s murder
MISSOURI (KMOV) -- A man convicted in 2006 of killing his ex-girlfriend will be executed next year, the Missouri Supreme Court said. His execution date was set for January 3.
Scott McLaughlin of Wright City was found guilty of killing 45-year-old Beverly Guenther on Nov. 20, 2003, as she was leaving her work in Earth City. Court documents said McLaughlin killed Guenther by stabbing and strangling her.
A federal appeals court reinstated McLaughlin’s death penalty in 2021. He has been on death row for nearly 16 years.
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