December 4, 2014
David Zink, et al., Appellants
George A. Lombardi, et al., Appellees Richard Strong and Marcellus S. Williams, Intervenors
Petition for certiorari filed at, 12/05/2014
Appeal from U.S. District Court for the Western District of Missouri - Jefferson City. (2:12-cv-04209-BP).
For David Zink, Walter T. Storey, Roderick Nunley, Paul T. Goodwin, Andre Cole, Reginald Clemons, Cecil Clayton, Mark Christeson, Russell Bucklew, David Barnett, Plaintiffs - Appellants: Elizabeth Unger Carlyle, Kansas City, MO; Joseph Luby, DEATH PENALTY LITIGATION CLINIC, Kansas City, MO; Kathryn Parish, SINDEL & SINDEL, Clayton, MO; Richard H. Sindel, SINDEL & SINDEL, Clayton, MO.
For Richard Strong, Marcellus S. Williams Intervenors: Elizabeth Unger Carlyle, Kansas City, MO; Joseph Luby, DEATH PENALTY LITIGATION CLINIC, Kansas City, MO; Kathryn Parish, SINDEL & SINDEL, Clayton, MO; Richard H. Sindel, SINDEL & SINDEL, Clayton, MO.
For George A. Lombardi, David R. Dormire, Terry Russell, John Does, 2-40, Defendants - Appellees: Andrew Bailey, Susan D. Boresi, David J. Hansen, Stephen David Hawke, Michael Joseph Spillane, Assistant Attorney General, Shaun J. Mackelprang, ATTORNEY GENERAL'S OFFICE, Jefferson City, MO.
Before, RILEY, Chief Judge, WOLLMAN, LOKEN, MURPHY, BYE, SMITH, COLLOTON, GRUENDER, SHEPHERD and KELLY, Circuit Judges, En Banc.
Michael E. Gans, Judge.
The court, on its own motion, orders that Paul Goodwin's motion for stay of execution be heard en banc. The motion for stay of execution is denied.
Judge Murphy, Judge Bye and Judge Kelly
would grant the stay of execution.
Judge Benton did not participate
in the consideration or disposition of this matter.
BYE, Circuit Judge, dissenting, with whom Judge Murphy and Judge Kelly join.
I would grant a stay of Paul Goodwin's execution and therefore respectfully dissent from the order denying a stay.
As I have previously discussed, Missouri's lack of disclosure and transparency accompanying its execution protocol is
cause for concern and has precluded us from conducting a meaningful review. See, e.g., Zink v. Lombardi, 14-2220 (8th Cir. Nov. 18, 2014) (en banc) (Bye, J., dissenting) (regarding Leon Taylor); Zink v. Lombardi, 14-2220, (8th Cir. Oct. 24, 2014) (en banc) (Bye, J., dissenting) (regarding Mark Christeson); Ringo v. Roper, 766 F.3d 880, 881 (en banc) (Bye, J., dissenting), cert. denied 135 S.Ct. 41, 189 L.Ed.2d 892 (U.S. 2014); Zink v. Lombardi, 756 F.3d 1123, 1123 (8th Cir. 2014) (en banc) (Bye, J., dissenting) (regarding Michael Worthington).
Accordingly, I would grant Goodwin's motion for a stay of execution.