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      Execution date set for another Missouri inmate

      The Missouri Supreme Court on Friday set an execution date of March 26 for Jeffrey Ferguson.

      The Missouri Supreme Court set an execution date of March 26 for Jeffrey Ferguson, convicted of kidnapping a 17-year-old girl in St. Charles, then raping and killing her.

      Missouri has executed three men since November. A fourth execution is set for Wednesday. Michael Taylor is scheduled to die by injection for raping and killing a 15-year-old Kansas City girl in 1989.

      Ferguson's death sentence also stems from a 1989 crime. He was convicted of abducting Kelli Hall from the service station where she worked. Her body was found about two weeks later on a farm. An autopsy showed she had been raped before she was strangled.