Michael Tisius, 42, is set to be executed Tuesday evening in Missouri for the murder of two jailers 23 years ago. Organizations such as the American Bar Association, the NAACP, the European Union, and the Vatican have urged Gov. Mike Parson to grant clemency, but he has refused. Some of the jurors who sentenced Tisius to death now say they would back or wouldn't object to a commutation to life in prison. This will be the first execution in Missouri since 2017 and the first in the United States since the coronavirus pandemic began.
Michael Tisius Set to be Executed Tuesday Evening in Missouri Despite Calls for Clemency from International Organizations