Arkansas carries out its first execution since 2005; Ledell Lee goes quietly
April 21, 2017 FILE - In this Tuesday, April 18, 2017 file photo, Ledell Lee appears in Pulaski County Circuit Court for a hearing in which lawyers argued to stop his execution which is scheduled for Thursday.
Arkansas Execution: How Ledell Lee's case made it all the way to the Supreme Court
April 21, 2017 Lee, who was convicted and sentenced to death in the killing of Debra Reese in 1993, was administered a lethal injection at 11:44 p.m.
Arkansas executions bring Sister Helen Prejean's death penalty fight to the fore
April 21, 2017 The other aspect that makes Prejean, a Catholic nun, an exceptional commentator on the death penalty in America is religion, and the invocation of the Bible to justify the cold, premeditated taking of life such as that of Ledell Lee on Thursday night ...
Arkansas Carries Out First Execution Since 2005
April 21, 2017 Arkansas has executed Ledell Lee, who was convicted of murdering a woman in 1993. The execution came shortly after the U.S.
Gorsuch Provides Fifth Vote to Let Arkansas Execute Ledell Lee
April 21, 2017 On Thursday night, Arkansas executed Ledell Lee—the state's first execution in 12 years. Lee is one of eight men whom Arkansas originally planned to kill over 11 days before one drug in the three-drug lethal injection cocktail expires.
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.
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