July 15, 2020

U.S. Executes Daniel Lewis Lee, First Use Of Capital Punishment Since 2003

The United States federal government on Tuesday carried out the first federal execution in 17 years.The Supreme Court allowed for the resumption of the federal death penalty. Daniel Lewis Lee, a convicted murder of an Arkansas family and a white supremacist, was killed by lethal injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana. In 1999, Lee and his accomplice were convicted of murdering a family of three, including an eight-year-old child.“I didn’t do it,” Lee said in his last words. “I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life, but I’m not a murderer … You’re killing an innocent man.”Victim…

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