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Top US court : pain in executions are in order

The US Supreme court has approved a planned execution in the state of Missouri, although the execution method could cause the rare disease sufferers Convicted Russell Bucklew in a lot of pain. With a five to four vote, the judges found on Monday (local time), the constitutional "guarantee of a condemned prisoner not a painless death". Legally questionable, an execution would be added, in greater pain than "to the death penalty to be enforced".

In Missouri the executioner to kill with the barbiturate Pentobarbital. The 50-year-old Bucklew suffers from a representation of its attorneys in vascular tumors (cavernous hemangiomas). The probability is great that the tumors are breaking up in the neck and throat with the use of Pentobarbital and Bucklew in his own blood, choking. Bucklew has not protested in his application to the Supreme court, in principle, against his death sentence, but only against the method of execution.

The case drags on for years through the courts. Twice, in the years 2014 and 2018, was deferred by the Supreme court Bucklews execution. Bucklew was shot in 1996, the partner of his Ex-girlfriend. After that, he had kidnapped the Ex-girlfriend and raped her.

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According to the TV station KCUR, the enforcement authorities of Missouri for Bucklew has not yet set a execution date. 2019 so far, three deaths have been enforced in the United States judgments. 2018 25 people were executed. (epd)

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