Death Penalty

Joseph Paul Franklin Executed After Supreme Court Rejects Requests For Stay

White supremacist blamed for 22 killings

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White supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin was executed Wednesday morning after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his final requests for a stay, prison officials in Bonne Terre, Missouri, said. CNN affiliate KMOV reported Franklin was executed at 6:17 a.m. CT (7:17 a.m. ET).