Man who murdered KC teenager in 1989 prepares to die at midnight


Michael Taylor killed Ann Harrison, 15, in 1989.

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The man who killed a 15-year-old girl in Kansas City in 1989 is scheduled to be executed at midnight Wednesday morning.

In 1989, 15-year-old Ann Harrison waited for her school bus at 67th and Booth on Kansas City’s east side when two men kidnapped, raped and killed her.

The men, Roderick Nunely and Michael Taylor, now sit on death row, awaiting execution.

Michael Taylor’s execution for the murder of Ann Harrison has been in question after a federal judge barred the state of Missouri from importing the drug used for lethal injections.

Missouri found another lethal injection drug and a new pharmacy to supply it.

On Monday, a federal judge denied additional motions filed by Taylor’s attorneys for a stay of execution.

Taylor’s attorneys have also petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to hear arguments against Missouri’s lethal injection protocol.

The judge ruled that she would not stay the execution based on the possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court might agree to hear his arguments.

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