MO sets execution date for southwest MO man

Walter Barton

UPDATE:  The court announced the proper execution date is May 19th.

Missouri sets an execution date for a southwest Missouri man.  

The State Supreme Court announced earlier today that Walter Barton, 64, will be executed May 20th.

Barton in on death row for fatally stabbing an 81-year-old mobile home park manager in Ozark in 1991.  Barton stabbed the woman 52 times and sexually assaulted her because she wouldn't lend him $20.