Execution Date Set for Mo. Man Convicted of Murder, Rape

5 years 6 months 1 week ago Wednesday, April 09 2014 Apr 9, 2014 Wednesday, April 09, 2014 10:02:00 AM CDT April 09, 2014 in News
By: Mark Bergin, KOMU 8 Digital Producer

JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Supreme Court set an execution date Wednesday for a 45-year-old man convicted of murder and rape.

In May 1997 the Circuit Court of Boone County found Russell Bucklew guilty of first-degree murder.

The Southeast Missourian reports Bucklew was convicted for killing Michael H. Sanders in Cape Girardeau County in March 1996, and for kidnapping and raping his ex-girlfriend Stephanie Ray.

Bucklew's execution is scheduled for May 21.

 

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