Eleven years ago, 19-year-old Amanda Morton was driving on Interstate 44 near Strafford when her car was hit. The other driver, David Zink -- a convicted felon -- kidnapped Morton, raped and killed her.
"She did nothing wrong. She did not deserve to die," Amanda's mother Debbie Morton said. "He killed her and threw her away like she was trash."
Zink's trial lasted 13 days and a jury found guilty.
And it was done...or so they thought. Zink was sentenced to the death penalty in 2004, but today the family says they still live in a nightmare.
"Her life was cut short. We were robbed of so much. You know, seeing her married, seeing her grandchildren, seeing her graduate from college. She didn't even get to graduate from OTC," Debbie Morton said."We would like an end to this process as soon as possible."
There are hangups, as propofol is now the state of Missouri's new method of execution. The maker of the drug disagrees on the use, and attorneys for inmates say they may block the untested sedative.