Democratic lawmakers ask governor to halt execution of Missouri veteran

Reps. Cori Bush (D-MO) and Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) called on Gov. Mike Parson (R-MO) to stay the execution of a veteran.

David Hosier, 69, is scheduled to be executed Tuesday for the murders of his ex-girlfriend, Angela Gilpin, and her husband, Rodney Gilpin. Hosier served in the U.S. Navy and also worked for the Jefferson City Fire Department. The Democratic lawmakers sent Parson a letter Friday, encouraging the Missouri governor to stop Hosier’s execution as the only one with the power to do so.

“When he was just 16-years-old his father, Detective Sergeant Glen Hosier, was shot in the line of duty,” the letter reads. “This tragic loss left an indelible mark on Mr. Hosier, who never had the chance to say goodbye to his father. Following this, he was repeatedly failed by the lack
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