Tag: Governor Eric Greitens

Greitens prepares National Guard to deploy to St. Louis, Franks calls Governor ‘unengaged’

By Michael Layer ST. LOUIS – Governor Eric Greitens announced in a press release Thursday afternoon he is ready to send the National Guard to St. Louis in preparation of the verdict of the case of Anthony Lamar Smith, who was killed by white police officer Jason Stockley. Stockley allegedly killed Smith from just six inches away and planted a gun in Smith’s car, according to a St. Louis prosecutor. The verdict is expected to […]

Governor’s Innovation Task Force releases report, identifies ways to help entrepreneurs in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – After 80 days of work, five roundtables, and four surveys, the Governor’s Innovation Task Force has submitted their final report to Governor Eric Greitens. Members of the task force’s steering committee presented the report and their findings to Governor at the Center of Emerging Technologies in St. Louis on Tuesday. The final report, which was conducted with the help of the Hawthorn Foundation, outlines ways in which the state can work […]

Prosecutor McColluch stands by original court decisions to sentence Williams to death

Following Gov. Greiten’s order to stay the execution of Marcellus Williams Tuesday, St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCulloch issued a statement standing by the judges, jury, and courts that imposed the death sentence for murder. “Marcellus Williams was convicted by a St. Louis County jury of the 1998 murder of Lisha Gayle,” McCulloch said in a written statement. “The same jury, after hearing and considering all of the evidence declared his punishment to be death […]