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      Supreme Court issues stay for Bucklew

      The U.S. Supreme Court has issued a stay of execution for Russell Bucklew.

      Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito has issued a stay of execution for Russell Bucklew.

      The short, one line order simply says, "It is ordered that execution of the sentence of death is hereby stayed pending further order of the undersigned Supreme Court of the United Statesor of the court." It is signed by Justice Alito.

      The order comes after the 8th District Court of Appeals lifted a stay of execution that was granted earlier by that court.v.MISSOURI

      O R D E R IT IS ORDERED that execution of the sentence of death is hereby stayed pending further order of the undersigned or of the Court