Execution Date Set for St. Louis Man

Published 06/30 2014 12:28PM

Updated 06/30 2014 10:52PM

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) Missouri's Supreme Court has set an execution date for a St. Louis man.

Michael Shane Worthington, 43, is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Aug. 6 in Bonne Terre.

Worthington was sentenced to death for raping, beating and strangling his neighbor to death in 1995.

Worthington's execution would make the ninth for Missouri since November.

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