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Missouri Executes Convicted Killer: A Missouri man who kidnapped, raped, and murdered a 15-year-old girl more than twenty years ago was executed early Wednesday morning after a stay of execution was denied by the U.S. Supreme Court.  The Associated Press reports that 47-year-old Michael Taylor and Roderick Nunley kidnapped 15-year-old Ann Harrison from her driveway as she was waiting for the school bus before taking her to a home where they raped and fatally stabbed her in 1989.  Nunley, who was also found guilty, was sentenced to death and is awaiting execution. 

Probation Officials Acknowledge GPS Monitoring Failures: Probation officials in Los Angeles County have acknowledged their failures with monitoring felons, calling their department a "blueprint of how not to implement a GPS program."  Paige St. John of the Los Angeles Times reports that the while the department admitted to the widespread failures, they were quick to point out that probation officers were not to blame, and that department administrators and the company who sold the service were at fault.  The county saw a huge increase in the amount of felons who needed to be monitored with GPS supervision after prison overcrowding and Realignment resulted in several felons being released from custody and back onto the streets.

Parole Denied for Convicted Cop Killer: A Kentucky state parole board took only a few minutes to deny convicted cop killer Glenn Doneghy's recent request for parole.  Kristen Kennedy of WKYT reports that Doneghy was convicted of second-degree manslaughter and sentenced to 20 years in prison after authorities said he hit a police officer with his car in 2010 and drove off, leaving the officer to die.  Doneghy will have to wait two more years before he is allowed to request another parole hearing.

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