Making the Cruel More Usual.


The U.S. Supreme Court in April denied a Missouri death-row inmate's request to avoid an agonizing death. The inmate, Russell Bucklew, had asked to be killed by poison gas rather than lethal injection, which due to a rare congenital condition will likely cause tumors on his face, head, neck, and throat to rupture as he suffocates to death on his own blood...

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