High court denies execution stay for racist serial killer

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BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition seeking a stay of execution for white supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, who’s set to die in Missouri.

The Supreme Court’s decision early Wednesday upholds a federal appeals court’s ruling that lifted a stay of execution a judge had issued earlier.

Franklin’s killing spree included a man’s slaying outside a suburban St. Louis synagogue in 1977.

USA Today

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