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Missouri prisoner’s execution in limbo after Supreme Court stay

The U.S. Supreme Court was weighing Wednesday the fate of a Missouri killer sentenced to death, a day after his execution was halted at the 11th hour. Russell Bucklew had been set to die at 12:01 am (0501 GMT) on Wednesday before a flurry of legal proceedings late Tuesday ended…

US Supreme Court Justice Alito halts Missouri execution for inmate’s health condition

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. stayed the execution of a Missouri inmate late Tuesday night after the lethal injection death of Russell Bucklew had been scheduled and unscheduled by legal wrangling earlier in the day. Bucklew’s execution was scheduled for just after midnight on Wednesday morning for…

Federal judge: Missouri doesn’t have to identify chemicals in lethal injection mix

A federal judge in the U.S. state of Missouri refused Monday to postpone an execution, which would be the first since a botched lethal injection ignited a national debate. Russell Bucklew is set to be put to death on Wednesday in Bonne Terre for the murder of a love rival…

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