May 20, 2014 7:16 PM

Court declines to halt Missouri execution over pain fears

Russell Bucklew, who is scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, had won a stay from an appellate panel after arguing that a rare medical condition could cause undue suffering during lethal injection. However, the full court overturned it. An appeal was made to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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