Cheryl Pilate

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Attorney: Botched Execution Shows Process is ‘Callous Trial-and-Error’

The nation’s third botched execution in six months has death row lawyers, including one in Missouri, crying foul.

07/25/2014

Russell Bucklew

Supreme Court Halts Execution of Russell Bucklew

The justices said a lower federal court needs to take another look at the case of Russell Bucklew.

05/22/2014

Russell Bucklew

Bucklew’s Hopes Rest with Supreme Court

A Missouri inmate with a rare condition that affects the blood vessels was handed a reprieve less than two hours before his scheduled execution, but the state may end up killing him later Wednesday if the U.S. Supreme Court says it can.

05/21/2014

Russell Bucklew

Missouri Death Row Inmate’s Hopes Rest with Courts

Attorneys for a condemned Missouri inmate remain hopeful that a court will halt his execution, even if the governor has shown little inclination to do so himself.

05/20/2014

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Mo. Attorney Wants All Executions Suspended After Botched Okla. Execution

They say there’s not enough information about these lethal injection drugs, where they come from or who makes them.

05/01/2014

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Attorney For Smulls Seeks Stay Over Drug Concerns

The attorney for Missouri death row inmate Herbert Smulls has asked a federal court for a 60-day stay of execution.

01/22/2014

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