Execution Franklin

Execution Franklin

A death penalty opponent picks up a battery-powered candle outside St. Francis Xavier Church where a small group protested against the death penalty and the execution of Joseph Paul Franklin Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in St. Louis. Franklin, a white supremacist who targeted blacks and Jews in a cross-country killing spree from 1977 to 1980, was put to death Wednesday in Missouri, the state’s first execution in nearly three years. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

A death penalty opponent picks up a battery-powered candle outside St. Francis Xavier Church where a small group protested against the death penalty and the execution of Joseph Paul Franklin Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, in St. Louis. Franklin, a white supremacist who targeted blacks and Jews in a cross-country killing spree from 1977 to 1980, was put to death Wednesday in Missouri, the state’s first execution in nearly three years. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)