Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Law & Order

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ST. LOUIS > Supreme Court halts execution - The U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay of execution for the second time in four years on Tuesday to a Missouri inmate who has a rare medical condition that he says could cause blood-filled tumors to burst inside his head during the lethal injection.

Russell Bucklew was scheduled to die by injection Tuesday evening for killing a former girlfriend's new boyfriend during a violent rampage in 1996. He would have been the first Missouri prisoner put to death since January 2017.

In a statement just before the injection process was to begin, the Supreme Court said it granted the stay of execution. The four conservative justices -- John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito and Neil Gorsuch -- disagreed with the decision. …

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