Monday, June 28, 2010

Missouri A.G. wants execution date for neo-Nazi Joseph Paul Franklin, who shot Larry Flynt

Posted by on Mon, Jun 28, 2010 at 3:29 PM

click to enlarge Joseph Paul Franklin awaits his date with death.
  • Joseph Paul Franklin awaits his date with death.

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is tired of Joseph Paul Franklin, the white supremacist and serial killer who

claimed responsibility for shooting Hustler publisher Larry

Flynt, breathing his state's air.

Koster wants the Missouri Supreme Court to set an execution date for

Franklin now that the U.S. Supreme Court has kicked out Clemons

v.

Crawford.

click to enlarge The man who claims he and paralyzed Larry Flynt is on death row in Missouri.
  • The man who claims he and paralyzed Larry Flynt is on death row in Missouri.

"Today's decision clears up any lingering ambiguities related to the

constitutionality of Missouri's death penalty protocols," Koster said today in

a statement. "Legal hurdles have held the imposition of justice in

Missouri in abeyance for 12 months. With today's ruling, these hurdles

have been set aside."



Franklin is on death row in Missouri for shooting

and killing Gerald

Gordon and injuring two others in the parking lot of a St. Louis-area synagogue after a bar

mitzvah. Franklin also has copped to a litany of other shootings and killings, mostly racially motivated. He was convicted of killing

two

African-Americans in Utah and an interracial couple in Wisconsin. He also

fire-bombed a synagogue in Tennessee.

Franklin also has claimed he's the one who shot and paralyzed Flynt on March 6, 1978. His motivation: Hustler

published an interracial photo spread. Franklin has never been tried

for that shooting.

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