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Supreme Court rules 5-4 for Execution, Federal Inmate Executed Hours Right After

Daniel Lewis Lee, 47, was executed July 13 2020 at 8:07 a.m....hours after the Supreme Court ruling.

Daniel Lewis Lee was executed Tuesday morning making it the first execution of a federal inmate in 17 years. Daniel Lewis Lee had been scheduled for the lethal dose of pentobarbital at 4 p.m. EDT Monday. It was initially put to a stop due to a lower court order, until the Supreme Court took the initiative in a 5-4 vote overnight, giving the execution the green light.

Daniel Lewis Lee, was a self proclaimed white supremacist who tortured and killed an Arkansas family – including an 8-year-old girl.

The Trump administration had announced last year that capital punishment would be making a return.

Two other executions are in line this week with Wesley Ira Purkey’s on Wednesday, and Dustin Lee Honken’s on Friday.

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