Russell Bucklew

Audio: Missouri convicted killer shows no signs of suffering during execution

A convicted killer serving a death sentence since 1997 took his final breath on Tuesday. A group of witnesses watched at the state prison in southeast Missouri’s Bonne Terre as 51-year-old Russell Bucklew was executed by lethal injection. Former Cape Girardeau County Prosecutor Morley Swingle witnessed the execution.     “This was the final chapter […]

Russell Bucklew

Audio: U.S. Supreme Court rules against Missouri inmate’s attempt to escape execution

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a Missouri inmate’s attempt to escape execution.     In a 5-4 decision Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court justices disagreed with Russell Bucklew’s argument that the state’s lethal injection drug would cause him cruel and unusual punishment because of his rare brain condition. Bucklew was convicted in the […]

Russell Bucklew

Audio: U.S. Supreme Court considers Missouri inmate’s argument against lethal injection for his execution

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether lethal injection would be a cruel form of execution for Missouri inmate Russell Bucklew. His attorney, Robert Hochman says a tumor in Bucklew’s throat could rupture, causing his client to suffocate.     He says the method could make a tumor in his throat burst and cause him […]

Missouri Department of Conservation

Missouri Department of Conservation seeking comments on conservation areas

The Missouri Department of Conservation wants to know what Missourians think about its conservation areas. The department is updating its management plans for the Russell B., Hazel S., and Arnold L. VanDyke Conservation Area southwest of Princeton and the Grand River access areas in Daviess, Gentry, Worth, Livingston, Carroll, and Chariton counties. The plans focus […]