No.

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IN THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

CAPITAL CASE
EXECUTION SCHEDULED JULY 16, 2014


JOHN MIDDLETON

Petitioner,

v.

STATE OF MISSOURI,

Respondent.


ON PETITION FOR WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE SUPREME COURT OF
MISSOURI


APPLICATION FOR EMERGENCY CONDITIONAL ONE HOUR STAY OF
EXECUTION PENDING A PETITION FOR A WRIT OF CERTIORARI



RICHARD H. SINDEL
Sindel Sindel & Noble, P.C.
8000 Maryland Ave., Suite 350
Clayton, MO 63105
(314) 721-6040 (tel)
(314) 721-8545 (fax)
rsindel@sindellaw.com


To the Honorable Samuel J . Alito, Circuit J ustice for the Eighth Circuit Court of
Appeals:
Petitioner, J ohn Middleton, respectfully seeks a one-hour conditional stay of his
execution, pending his filing of a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari to review the just issued
opinion of the Missouri Supreme Court, denying Mr. Middleton’s request for a hearing to present
evidence of his incompetence.
Mr. Middleton’s stay expires at 6:00 p.m. Central Time, so this Court immediate action is
required allow Mr. Middleton time to file the writ petition. Mr. Middleton requests a stay until
7:00 p.m. Central time to file Petition for a Writ of Certiorari.

CONCLUSION
This Court should grant this application for stay of execution pending this Court’s
consideration of Mr. Middleton’s petition for a writ of certiorari.

Respectfully submitted,

/s/Richard H. Sindel
Richard H. Sindel
Sindel Sindel & Noble, PC
8000 Marly Ave., Suite 350
Clayton, MO 631051
(314) 721-6040 (tel.)
(314) 721-8545 (fax)
rsindel@sindellaw.com

Counsel for Petitioner John Middleton



CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE

I hereby certify a true and correct copy of the foregoing was forwarded via electronic
mail and U.S. First Class Mail, postage prepaid, to the following address on this the 16th day
of J uly, 2014:

Michael J . Spillane
Office of the Missouri Attorney General
P.O. Box 899
J efferson City, MO 65102
Mike.Spillane@ago.mo.gov

/s/Richard H. Sindel
Richard H. Sindel

Counsel for Petitioner

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