Supreme Court halts planned execution of Missouri inmate, pending consideration of appeal

  • by: JIM SALTER , Associated Press
  • Updated: May 21, 2014 - 12:22 AM

BONNE TERRE, Mo. — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito issued an order late Tuesday suspending the planned execution of a Missouri inmate with a little more than an hour to spare before the inmate's scheduled lethal injection.

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