After many twists and turns, the United States finally implemented the first death penalty in 17 years
Associated Press, the US federal government implemented the first federal death penalty in 17 years after Tuesday (14th).
It is reported that Daniel Lewis Lee, 47, was executed from Oklahoma at the age of 47. He was sentenced to death in 1999 for the murder of a family of three in Arkansas. He was killed by injection of lethal drugs in the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Lee claimed that he was innocent before being executed:”I have made many mistakes in my life, but I am not a murderer, you killed an innocent person.”
victimized Family members filed a lawsuit on Tuesday (7th) requesting the Indianapolis court to postpone the death penalty because they are medically at risk of contracting the new coronavirus, and said that traveling to witness the death penalty would make them”face a serious and life-threatening new coronavirus” Complications of infection.”
The Southern District Court of Indiana ruled on Friday (10th) that it agreed to postpone the death penalty. After the United States Department of Justice appealed the ruling, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dismissed the ruling on Sunday (12th), saying that no federal regulations or rules give victims the right to participate in the death penalty.
After the victim’s family continued to appeal, the Supreme Court of the United States supported the decision of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeal and the death penalty was held as scheduled.