The US Supreme Court indefinitely delayed the execution of a Missouri killer hours before a deadline, sending his appeal back to a lower court.
US Supreme Court Halts Missouri Execution
May 21, 2014

Via AFP:

The US Supreme Court indefinitely delayed the execution of a Missouri killer hours before a deadline, sending his appeal back to a lower court.

The ruling came after a botched lethal injection in Oklahoma last month stirred fresh debate about capital punishment in the United States. All three executions that had been scheduled to take place after that event have since been delayed.

Missouri was barred from executing Russell Bucklew as planned late Wednesday in the court's order.

The Supreme Court declined to provide a reason in granting the stay, instead letting the appellate court d...

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