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State Execution Moves Forward

Barring intervention from a federal judge or the US Supreme Court, a

convicted killer from Mid-Missouri will be executed this evening at the state’s

maximum-security prison in Bonne Terre. Missouri Governor Mike Parson has

denied a clemency request from Michael Tisius. Parson says

“Missouri’s judicial system provided Mr. Tisius with due process and fair

proceedings for his brutal murders of two Randolph County jail guards.”

Tisius was convicted and sentenced to death for killing Randolph County

jailers Jason Acton and Leon Egley in Huntsville in 2000 in an effort to

help Tisius’ former cellmate try to escape from jail. The inmate was unable to

escape. Tisius will be executed by lethal injection.