Supreme Court justice halts Missouri execution
Wed, 21 May 2014 12:20:38 GMT —
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has halted the execution of a Missouri inmate who had been scheduled to die just after midnight Tuesday.
Alito hasn't explained why he issued the order suspending Russell Bucklew's execution.
But the 46-year-old has a congenital condition that causes weakened and malformed blood vessels and tumors in his nose and throat.
In 1996, Bucklew tracked down an ex-girlfriend, raped her and killed the man she was living with.