Former St. Louis Mayor files wrongful death lawsuit based on state execution

Thumbnail image for execution.jpgThe former Mayor of St. Louis, Freeman Bosley, Jr., recently filed a wrongful death lawsuit claiming the City of St. Louis, the Police Board, and the Office of the Circuit Attorney negligently caused the death of Larry Griffin, who was executed in 1995 after being convicted of murder in 1981. Bosley filed the suit on behalf of Mae Etta Griffin, Larry Griffin’s Mother. The suit alleges the defendants’ negligence in conducting the murder investigation ultimately led to Griffin’s wrongful conviction and execution.