Missouri inmate Herbert Smulls was put to death late Wednesday night after the U.S. Supreme Court removed two stays.
Smulls was executed for the 1991 shooting death of Stephen Honickman, a Chesterfield jeweler.
Stephen Honickman’s wife, Florence Honickman, was also shot by Smulls. Following the execution, she said the appeals process went on far too long.
“It was a long day. And it could have been done a lot easier — and it was easier on Mr. Smulls. Much more so than it was on my husband and myself,” Honickman said.