Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Herbert Smulls, Missouri

Herbert Smulls, Missouri

Herbert SmullsHerbert L. Smulls was executed by the state of Missouri on January 29, 2014.  Herbert was executed at 10:20 pm local time, inside the execution chamber at the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic, and Corrections Center in Bonne Terre, Missouri.  Herbert was 56 years of age.  He was executed for the murder of 51-year-old Stephen Honickman during the robbery of a jewelry store owned by Stephen and his wife on July 27, 1991.  Stephen’s wife, Florence Honickman, was also present during the crime.  Florence was injured but survived.

As a child, Herbert was raised by an adoptive father after his biological father abandoned him.  Herbert failed to complete his high-school education.  Herbert has previously served time for robbery.  He was unemployed at the time of the robbery, alleging that a disability made it difficult to find employment.

Please pray for peace and healing for the wife and family of Stephen Honickman.  Please pray for the family of Herbert Smulls.  

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