Execution of Missouri Man Delayed

Michael Tisius

A federal judge has ordered a delay on the execution of Michael Tisius, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday, June 6. The order comes after the judge examined an affidavit written by one of the jurors at Tisius’ resentencing, in which the juror claims to have a substantial reading difficulty that may have compromised his ability to fairly and accurately weigh the evidence of Tisius’ case. The execution will be delayed until the court completes a hearing examining the matter. There is currently no date scheduled for the hearing at the moment, and likewise, there is also no new date currently set for the execution. 

The Catholic Church is strongly opposed to the death penalty because it disregards the sanctity and dignity of human life. If you would like to contact Governor Parson regarding Mr. Tisius’ execution, you can reach his office via phone at (573) 751-3222 or email him here.

June 2, 2023 - 11:51am

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