AUDIO SOUNDBITE: The Death Penalty As a Deterrent in Missouri?

Missouri’s third execution since November is over but the debate over capital punishment in the state continues.

Herbert Smulls was the latest inmate to die by lethal injection. Some supporters of the death penalty argue that Smulls’ execution may make other criminals think twice before killing.

St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch, whose office handled the case, isn’t worried about that part of the debate.

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That’s from “Missouri Viewpoints”. Smulls was convicted of a brutal 191 robbery-murder in St. Louis county.

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