No. 03-3721.

436 F.3d 1010 (2006)

Russell BUCKLEW, Appellant, v. Al LUEBBERS, Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit.

Filed: January 30, 2006.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Cheryl Ann Pilate, argued, Kansas City, MO (Charles M. Rogers and Jeremy S. Weis, on the brief), for appellant.

Stephen D. Hawke, argued, Asst. Atty. Gen., Jefferson City, MO, for appellee.

Before LOKEN, Chief Judge, HANSEN and MELLOY, Circuit Judges.

HANSEN, Circuit Judge.

Russell Bucklew was convicted in Missouri state court of capital murder and sentenced to death. He appeals the district court's1 denial of his petition for a writ of habeas corpus filed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 2254. We affirm.


We recite the facts of the crime as found by the Supreme Court of Missouri. See State v. Bucklew, 973 S.W.2d 83, 86-87 ...

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