Execution Date Set for Convicted Killer in Missouri

Published 04/09 2014 11:49AM

Updated 04/09 2014 12:04PM

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) The Missouri Supreme Court has signed off on the state's next execution.

Russell Bucklew's execution is set for May 21.

Bucklew is on death row for the 1996 murder of a Cape Girardeau County man. He was convicted of shooting Michael Sanders to death in 1997.

The U.S. Supreme Court denied Bucklew's earlier petition for appeal.

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