Alito halts Missouri execution of ill inmate

Posted: May 21, 2014 at 5:37 a.m.

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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