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Convicted Killer Granted Last Minute Stay of Execution: Convicted murderer Russell Bucklew was able to avoid execution Tuesday evening after receiving a stay just an hour before he was scheduled to die by lethal injection.  Fox News reports that Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito granted the last minute stay out of concern that a rare medical condition may cause Bucklew to experience "unnecessary pain and suffering".  According to doctors, Bucklew, who raped his ex-girlfriend after killing her new beau in front of four children, suffers from a condition that causes weakened and malformed blood vessels, coupled with tumors in his nose and throat. 

Woman Outraged After Rapist Ex-Husband Sentenced to Home Detention: An Indiana woman is outraged after a judge sentenced her ex-husband to eight years of home confinement rather than sending him to prison after a jury found him guilty of raping her.  The Associated Press reports that 52-year-old David Wise was convicted last month of one count of rape and five counts of criminal deviate conduct, all felonies punishable by six to 20 years behind bars.  Prior to sentencing, the judge told the woman it was time to forgive her attacker and move on, crediting Wise with time served for his 24 days in jail following his arrest. 

MO Man Sentenced to 50 Years for Crime Spree: A Kansas City man has been sentenced to 50 years behind bars for his role in a sixth-month crime spree in 2012 that included several counts of rape and kidnapping.  Matt Campbell of the Kansas City Star reports that 24-year-old Kevyn Jennings pled guilty to more than a dozen felonies and was ultimately sentenced to 30 years for two counts of rape and sodomy and an additional 20 years for 16 other counts including kidnapping and robbery.  Both sentences will run consecutively.

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