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 […]

Russell Bucklew

Audio: Missouri prosecutor calls convicted murderer who escapes execution ‘a homicidal energizer bunny’

For the second time since 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court has blocked this week’s execution of convicted killer Russell Bucklew. Former Cape Girardeau County prosecutor Morley Swingle tells Missourinet Bucklew is the evilest person he’s ever prosecuted.     In 1996, Bucklew killed Michael Sanders in southeast Missouri’s Cape Girardeau County for getting involved with […]

Russell Bucklew

Audio: Convicted Missouri killer’s fate still not determined day before execution

Convicted killer Russell Bucklew’s Missouri execution is scheduled for Tuesday, but his lawyer claims the act would amount to cruel and unusual punishment.     KFVS reports attorney Cheryl Pilate says the killing could be “gruesome and painful” because of a rare medical condition. Bucklew was moments away from execution in 2014 when the U.S. […]