Man who brutally attacked 15-year-old KC girl in 1989 to be executed Tuesday
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Fifty-year-old Roderick Nunley is scheduled to be executed at 6 p.m. Tuesday for the kidnapping, rape and stabbing death of Ann Harrison, who was 15-years old at the time. Investigators say Harrison was randomly targeted while waiting in her driveway for the school bus at her southeast Kansas City home on the morning of March 22, 1989.
Nunley’s co-defendant, Michael Taylor, also was convicted of first-degree murder. He was executed last year.
Nunley’s attorney has three appeals pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. One questions the constitutionality of the death penalty, while another argues that Nunley should’ve been sentence by a jury, not a judge. An appeal filed Monday takes issues with Missouri’s process of secretly acquiring its execution drug.
Gov. Jay Nixon is also weighing a clemency petition.