Death penalty in America: the Federal government enforced first execution in 17 years

For the first Time in about 17 years, the United States is on the Federal level, a convicted felon by lethal injection executed. The convicted killer Daniel Lew

Death penalty in America: the Federal government enforced first execution in 17 years

For the first Time in about 17 years, the United States is on the Federal level, a convicted felon by lethal injection executed. The convicted killer Daniel Lewis Lee was declared on Tuesday morning (local time) in a prison in Terre Haute, in the state of Indiana for dead, was informed by the Prisoners, together with the Ministry of justice. The enforcement of the death penalty, a legal dispute was flared up. A decision of the Supreme American court, in the night from Monday to Tuesday made the way for finally, free.

Lee had been convicted of the murder of a couple and the eight-year-old daughter of the woman to death. The robbery in January 1996, was part of efforts by Lee to get the money for a right-wing extremist group. According to official figures, steel Lee money, weapons and ammunition to the value of around $ 80,000.

Among other things, the survivors had to prevent of Lee's Victims, originally planned for Monday execution of you will present wanted to be. Participation in the Corona of a pandemic because of the risk of Infection but an excessive health risk, they had argued. It was argued before the court on the in the poison-filled syringe active ingredient used.

While many of the Federal States carry out the death penalty, it has at the Federal level since 2003, no execution more given. The death penalty has been imposed since then still, but not enforced. For Wednesday and Friday are scheduled according to the Death Penalty Information center for more executions at the Federal level.

Updated Date: 14 July 2020, 18:19

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