Russell Bucklew Gets Stay of Execution

THE GUARDIAN – The US supreme court has prevented the state of Missouri executing a death row prisoner faced a potentially prolonged and excruciating death as a result of his rare medical condition.

In a move that temporarily thwarted Missouri’s aggressive push to execute a death row inmate every month, the country’s highest court granted an extended stay of execution on Wednesday night to Russell Bucklew, a convicted murderer and rapist.

The delay will allow his lawyers to appeal to a lower federal court on grounds that he was in danger of being subjected to a lengthy and tortuous death.

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