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MAY 21, 2014 - Chicago Tribune

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High court halts execution of inmate claiming rare health defect

KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday granted an 11th-hour reprieve to a Missouri death row inmate said by his lawyers to have a rare health condition that could lead to undue suffering from a lethal injection. Convicted rapist and murderer Russell Bucklew, 46, initially received a stay of execution in a 2-1 ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, but the full court overturned that decision. Hours later, however, the Supreme Court renewed the stay without comment pending further order in a notice signed by Justice Samuel Alito. ... Read More

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