Missouri’s government killed a murderer in a hard way. On Tuesday, Missouri executed a convicted murderer person with a lethal injection, which caused him an excruciating death.
What Was Happened?
According to the reports, the murder happened in 1996. Russell Bucklew, 51, was executed at 6.23 p.m.in Bonne Terre at the state’s death chamber. Russell had a girlfriend named Stephanie Ray there were together for a quite few years. But on valentine’s day in1996 Stephanie left Russell due to his behavior. After their break up Russell showed his harsh response to Ray. He used to cut her with a knife and cruelly beats her. After weeks Ray got a new boyfriend, Michael Sanders, and moved with him to the Cape Girardeau county mobile home.
So, on March 21, he stole handcuff, duct tape, and two pistols from his brother. He also took a car from his nephew and followed Ray’s car and went to Sander’s home. Sanders thought to make Russell calm with his gun, but Russell couldn’t listen to him and killed sanders by shooting his lung. He then dragged Ray to his car, handcuffed her and tied her with duct tape, and raped her before going to interstate55. He also tried to kill Ray’s mother and her boyfriend with a hammer. After an unknown person spotted Russell’s car and tried to stop Russell and they both ended in a gunfight. But both men were sent to Cape Girardeau county jail, but later Russell escaped from it.
Did Russell Plead As Guilty?
So, after 20 years now, the supreme court decided to Give Russell a lethal injection for this violent crime. Although having an eight amendment ban on cruel and unusual punishment, the court said that they could execute him with lethal injection. Russell and his attorney lawyer Jeremy wels argued with the court saying that it would against the law. Jeremy also added that Russell also has throat tumors, so when lethal injection is given, it can be so painful for him.
New anchor Kathy was there at the place. He described, “His feet were twitching under a blanket.” After giving an injection, Russell took a deep breath and hadn’t moved after that.