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Blood-Filled Tumors Weren't Enough to Stop His Execution
Russell Bucklew executed after Missouri Gov. Mike Parson denies clemency request
- Missouri executed Russell Bucklew Tuesday, despite concerns that the 51-year-old inmate's rare medical condition could have resulted in what his attorneys feared would be a gruesome death. Gov. Mike Parson earlier Tuesday denied a clemency request, and the US Supreme Court in April gave the go-ahead for Bucklew to...
Lawyer: Rare Condition Could Make Execution 'Gruesome'
She says Missouri inmate could choke on blood
- A condemned Missouri inmate faces a potentially "gruesome and painful" execution because of a rare medical condition that compromises the man's veins and causes multiple tumors in his head and throat, his attorney says. Russell "Rusty" Bucklew is scheduled to die by injection Tuesday evening for killing...
Execution of Inmate With Birth Defect Halted
'Are they gonna screw it up?' Bucklew asks
- What would have been the first execution since the botched lethal injection of an Oklahoma inmate last month has been called off with a last-minute stay issued by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. Missouri inmate Rusty Bucklew suffers from a birth defect called cavernous hemangioma that causes unstable tumors in...
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