MO death row inmate convicted in 1998 triple murder executed

MISSOURI (KFVS) - Mark Christeson, who was convicted in 1998 for killing three people, was executed Tuesday, Jan. 31 just after 7 p.m.

Christeson had asked for a stay of execution from both the governor and the U.S. Supreme Court.

Both requests were denied.

In a statement released by the office of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, the governor has denied clemency to Mark Christeson, a man convicted of killing a woman and her two children in 1998.

The governor released the following statement:

I have reviewed the facts of Mark Christeson's case. He was convicted by a jury of the violent rape and murder of a young mother and the murder of her two young children. On the night of February 1, 1998, Mr. Christeson's violent and cruel rampage tore apart a family and tragically ended the lives of a young mother, and her son and daughter. The unspeakably violent nature of this crime led a jury to convict Mr. Christeson on three counts of capital murder. The jury found that these brutal crimes warranted the death penalty.

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