U.S. Carries Out First Federal Execution in 17 Years
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From the LeftFirst federal execution in 17 years carried out in Indiana after Supreme Court cleared way
The U.S. carried out the first federal execution in 17 years at a prison in Indiana after a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling cleared the way.
Daniel Lewis Lee, who was convicted of killing an Arkansas family in a plot to establish a whites-only nation, was executed by lethal injection early Tuesday at the Federal Correctional Institution in Terre Haute.
“I didn’t do it,” Lee said before he was executed. “I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life, but I’m not a murderer. ... You’re killing an innocent man.” He...
From the RightUS carries out first federal execution in 17 years
The U.S. government carried out the first federal execution in nearly two decades on Tuesday.
Daniel Lewis Lee, 47, died by lethal injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.
“I didn’t do it,” Lee said just before he was executed, according to the Associated Press. “I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life, but I’m not a murderer. ... You’re killing an innocent man.”
Lee was a member of a white supremacist group who murdered a family of three, including an 8-year-old girl, according to the Justice...
From the CenterFirst federal prisoner in 17 years executed hours after Supreme Court decision
Daniel Lewis Lee on Tuesday became the first federal prisoner executed in over 17 years, just hours after the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 against a last-minute attempt to halt the execution.
Lee, 47, a former white supremacist convicted of killing a family of three in 1996, was executed by lethal injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., and pronounced dead at 8:07 a.m., according to the Bureau of Prisons (BOP).
“You’re killing an innocent man,” Lee said with his final words, according to a reporter with the Indianapolis...