A former white supremacist convicted of murdering a family of three in 1996 was put to demise by deadly injection on Tuesday within the first federal execution in the US in 17 years, the Justice Division mentioned.
Daniel Lewis Lee, 47, was pronounced useless at 8:07 am (native time) at Terre Haute jail in Indiana, the division mentioned in a press release.
Lee is the primary of three federal inmates scheduled to be executed this week.
Lee, of Yukon, Oklahoma, and one other man had been convicted of murdering the Arkansas family throughout a theft meant to assist fund the founding of an “Aryan Peoples Republic.”
Lee proclaimed his innocence in his ultimate assertion, in line with a reporter from a neighborhood newspaper who witnessed the execution.
“You are killing an harmless man,” the Indianapolis Star quoted Lee as saying.
Lee’s execution had been scheduled for Monday however was briefly halted by a decide who needed to permit for authorized challenges to the drug that was for use to place the federal inmates to demise.
The Supreme Courtroom lifted the decrease court docket order in a single day, nonetheless, and cleared the best way for the executions.
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