Daniel Lewis Lee part of first wave of federal executions since 2003

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Daniel Lewis Lee part of first wave of federal executions since 2003
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Daniel Lewis Lee part of first wave of federal executions since 2003
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A former white supremacist convicted of murdering a family of three was executed Tuesday morning — the first federal execution since 2003 and part of a new wave of such executions by the Department of Justice.

Daniel Lewis Lee was executed by lethal injection on Tuesday morning, after the Supreme Court reversed a lower court decision blocking the execution on Monday.

In a 5-4 decision, the court’s conservatives ruled that the execution could “proceed as planned.”

Lee was convicted of the murders of William Mueller, his wife, Nancy, and her 8-year-old daughter, Sarah Powell, as part of an attempted robbery to fund a white supremacist group. After robbing and shooting them with a stun gun, he covered their heads with plastic bags, sealed them with duct tape and threw them into a bayou.

The execution had faced opposition from anti-death penalty advocates, but also pushback from the family of the victims, who had argued for a delay because of the coronavirus pandemic making it risky for them to attend in person.

You can read the rest of Adam Shaw’s article at FoxNews.com

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