Feds Execute First Federal Prisoner in 17 Years

The Federal Government has put a convicted child killer to death. The execution becomes the first time the federal government has put a prisoner to death in 17 years.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

White nationalist and child murderer Daniel Lewis Lee was put to death Tuesday morning, following a late-night wave of legal disputes that has come to typify the push to restart the federal death penalty.

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Lee was pronounced dead at 8:07 a.m. by Vigo county coroner Dr. Susan S. Amos in the federal penitentiary at Terre Haute, Indiana, more than 16 hours after he was originally slated to be executed, and almost a day after a federal district judge stayed his execution in a move that death-penalty expert Kent Scheidegger characterized to the Washington Free Beacon as “deliberate stalling.” That stay was summarily overturned by the Supreme Court in a five to four decision around two in the morning. Another last-minute stay request was rejected by the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, clearing the way for Lee’s execution.

Lee’s death makes him the first federal prisoner executed since 2003, when Louis Jones was put to death for the kidnap, rape and murder of fellow soldier Tracie MacBride. Two more convicted child murderers are slated to follow him over the course of the coming week, although at least one of those cases remains tied up in litigation.

The last-minute rulings by the Supreme Court, overturning yet another of an endless series of appeals, is typical of contemporary death penalty litigation. Lee’s death may add fuel to ongoing debates over criminal justice in the United States, pitting advocates of death penalty abolition—a minority position—against those who would see a triple-murderer and white supremacist as an obvious candidate for capital punishment.

The Supreme Court allowed the execution to move forward in a 5-4 opinion with the 5 conservative justices voting to carry out the execution.

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PHILBROOK COLLINS
PHILBROOK COLLINS
27 days ago

ABOUT GD TIME !

Raymond Miller
27 days ago

I would like to see the Federal Government be in charge of execution’s and not the states. Let any death sentence in any state go right to the Feds. that way we would get more justice than we are presently getting, the killers get justice and the people get nothing. And we have to feed and clothe the scum for rest of his life, keep warm in the winter and cool in the summer, and feed him and free medical care. Enough already, the Libs love to murder babies but cry over scum like this guy.

Ellen
Ellen
27 days ago
Reply to  Raymond Miller

So true! Agree totally.

DJ
DJ
27 days ago
Reply to  Raymond Miller

Ain’t that the truth! Love to see a few of these dem lib scumbags who violate their oath of office get the noose also, on public TV for everyone in the U.S. to see it. Maybe deter others from being idiots in office.

Truman Thinkitt
Truman Thinkitt
27 days ago
Reply to  Raymond Miller

This would violate states rights under the constitution. Tell us how it is that Congress is the only political body able to declare war and also coin money? Coin shortage much?

D MacKAY
D MacKAY
27 days ago

Pay attention Hillary – Capital punishment is back

Michael j Gossman
Michael j Gossman
27 days ago

$40,000 a year not including legal fees. Get Er Done