Arkansas Puts Ledell Lee to Death, in Its First Execution Since 2005
April 20, 2017 Ledell Lee, who was condemned to death for the murder of Debra Reese more than 20 years ago in a Little Rock suburb, died at 11:56 p.m.
Arkansas execution delayed by Supreme Court; state abandons 2nd planned lethal injection
April 20, 2017 But that was abandoned when a state court blocked one of those lethal injections, and officials instead focused solely on plans to execute Ledell Lee, 51, by lethal injection. Lee was sentenced to death in 1995 for the killing of Debra Reese, who was ...
Arkansas carries out execution for 1st time in over 11 years
April 20, 2017 Arkansas executed its first inmate in over 11 years on Thursday after a protracted legal battle that questioned aspects of the use of the death penalty in the United States.
Arkansas conducts first execution in nearly dozen years
April 20, 2017 Ledell Lee was among eight inmates originally scheduled to be put to death before a lethal injection drug expires April 30.
Arkansas carries out first execution since 2005
April 20, 2017 Ledell Lee's execution was the first in the state since 2005. He was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m. Thursday, four minutes before his death warrant was due to expire.
Arkansas suffers 2 setbacks to multiple execution plan
April 19, 2017 Ledell Lee, argued unsuccessfully Tuesday in a Little Rock courtroom that he be given a chance to test blood and hair evidence that could prove he didn't beat 26-year-old Debra Reese to death during a 1993 robbery in Jacksonville.
Arkansas execution called off after Supreme Court denies challenge
April 17, 2017 Despite a late challenge mounted by Arkansas officials hoping to carry out the state's first execution in 12 years, the U.S.
Chinese pet food company to bring 70 jobs to Arkansas
April 17, 2017 “As in Johnson's case, the Innocence Project and our co-counsel at the ACLU filed a request with the Arkansas Supreme Court this morning on behalf of our client Ledell Lee seeking DNA testing, which is still pending. Mr. Lee is scheduled to be executed ...
Tense Easter Sunday in Arkansas as State Fights for Executions
April 16, 2017 LITTLE ROCK - For some in the Christian community here, Easter Sunday took on a pallid atmosphere as state officials worked through the weekend to reinstate scheduled executions that had been held up by numerous court rulings.
The Arkansas mass executions on Easter Monday must be stopped
April 16, 2017 This rush to a very questionable form of justice came about when the state realized that its supply of Midazolam, one of three drugs used in the execution cocktail, would expire on April 30th.
Pause on Arkansas executions highlights national trend
April 16, 2017 An unprecedented series of recent court rulings that halted the execution of eight Arkansas prisoners reflects a decades-long national trend that has sharply curtailed the use of capital punishment.
Johnny Depp speaks out against death penalty at Arkansas rally
April 15, 2017 The actor joined hundreds of activists outside the Arkansas state capitol building on Friday. They had gathered to protest Governor Thomas Hutchinson's decision to execute seven men in 10 days because the state's execution drugs are expiring.
Federal Judge Blocks Arkansas Executions
April 15, 2017 ATLANTA - A federal judge on Saturday halted Arkansas' plans for an extraordinary series of executions set to begin on Monday, adding to the legal chaos surrounding what began as one state's effort to put eight convicted murderers to death over less ...
Scheduled to die in Arkansas: Does mental competence matter?
April 15, 2017 The review of records for Ledell Lee and Stacey Johnson, both of whom were scheduled to die Thursday, show inadequate legal representation, the report found.
Arkansas executions: profiles of the eight death row prisoners
April 15, 2017 Pictured, top row from left, are Bruce Earl Ward, Don W Davis, Ledell Lee and Stacey Johnson. Bottom row from left are Jack Jones Jr, Marcel Williams, Kenneth Williams and Jason McGehee.
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