Federal appeals court in Missouri lifts stay of execution of white supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin

Federal appeals court in Missouri lifts stay of execution of white supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled early Wednesday that Missouri could proceed with Franklinโ€™s execution.

The order came just hours after a lower court blocked the execution and claimed the stateโ€™s disputed protocol for administering lethal injection must be resolved.