MCC to Hold Execution Protest on June 11

June 07, 2024

The Missouri Supreme Court has scheduled the execution of David Hosier for June 11, 2024. Hosier was convicted in 2013 of the Sept. 28, 2009, murder of Angela Gilpin, 45, at her Jefferson City apartment. Hosier was originally also charged with the murder of Angela’s husband, Rodney Gilpin, but the charge was dropped after he was convicted of Angela’s murder. The Missouri Catholic Conference has submitted a letter to the governor requesting clemency, and has also scheduled a peaceful protest in the event that clemency is not granted. The protest is scheduled to occur in Jefferson City outside the governor’s office at noon on June 11; any and all members of the public are welcome to attend.

The Supreme Court of Missouri affirmed the judgment in 2015 and has since overruled and affirmed Mr. Hosier’s motions for rehearing and postconviction relief. Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court denied Hosier’s motion for a review. Hosier’s execution is the second to be scheduled in Missouri for 2024. Missouri executed four people in 2023.

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. Hosier’s execution, you can reach his office via phone at (573) 751-3222 or email him here.