A condemned Missouri inmate faces a potentially "gruesome and painful" execution because of a rare medical condition that compromises the man's veins and causes multiple tumors in his head and throat, his attorney said Sunday.

Russell Bucklew is scheduled to die by injection Tuesday evening for killing a former girlfriend's new boyfriend in 1996 in eastern Missouri.

MU researcher awarded prestigious fellowship

Dec 13, 2012

The American Association for the Advancement of Science is an international non-profit organization that has been around since 1848. The goal of the organization is to advance science, engineering and innovation globally. It publishes the prestigious journal Science and several other scientific publications. Every year AAAS names fellows based on their contributions to science. This year the University of Missouri had six members of its faculty earn the esteemed honor of being named a fellow. ​Dr. Stephen Alexander is a Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at MU and was a recipient of the award. KBIA’s Alexandra Olgin sat down with him, to discuss his award and his research.