advertisement

Lawyer wants to record video of upcoming Missouri execution

Friday, May 2, 2014 | 3:37 p.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — The attorney for condemned Missouri inmate Russell Bucklew is seeking permission to record the execution on video, citing concerns that Bucklew could suffer during the process.

Attorney Cheryl Pilate filed the request Friday with the Missouri Department of Corrections. The request follows a botched execution in Oklahoma earlier this week.

A corrections spokesman declined to comment. Messages left with a spokesman for the Missouri Attorney General's office were not immediately returned. Pilate says that if the state refuses, she'll ask a court to allow the video.

On Tuesday, convicted killer Clayton Lockett convulsed violently during the execution in Oklahoma. He died of an apparent heart attack more than 40 minutes after the process began.

Pilate says Bucklew suffers from a medical condition that increases the risk that something could go wrong.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements