County delays vote on KC inmates

Jackson County legislators held off on voting on a resolution that will put inmates from Kansas City’s Municipal Correctional Institution be under the supervision of the county.

Legislator James Tindall told county officials Monday he wanted more information before he voted.

County Executive Mike Sanders said there will be officials from Kansas City at next week’s meeting to answer questions.

The agreement calls for the county to house inmates now being held at MCI, which is scheduled to be shut down, on two renovated floors of the county’s community justice building adjacent to the Jackson County Detention Center.



Prosecutor urges no stay for Skillicorn

The state’s top prosecutor is urging the Missouri Supreme Court not to grant a stay of execution for a condemned prisoner scheduled to die next month.

Attorney General Chris Koster told the Supreme Court in documents filed Friday that the basis of Dennis Skillicorn’s stay request is without merit. He says Skillicorn’s case won’t succeed.

Skillicorn’s attorney, Jennifer Merrigan, has asked a federal judge to stop Gov. Jay Nixon from being the one to decide on clemency for Skillicorn. Merrigan wants the court to convene a board to decide the matter. She has asked the state Supreme Court to postpone Skillicorn’s scheduled May 20 execution until the federal matter is resolved.

Skillicorn was one of three men convicted of killing an Excelsior Springs businessman in 1994.



Staff and wire reports