Arkansas carries out first execution since 2005
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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?
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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
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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.
Arkansas Supreme Court halts execution of 1 of 7 inmates
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April 14, 2017 Authorities say flames ripped across the roof of the Bellagio's shops and restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip as tourists watched the nighttime fire reflected in the iconic fountain show.More >>. Authorities say flames ripped across the roof of the ...
Johnny Depp in Arkansas for Execution Protests
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April 14, 2017 KARK - LITTLE ROCK, Ark. - Celebrity actor Johnny Depp made an appearance in Little Rock Friday afternoon at the rally against the upcoming executions of seven death row inmates.
Arkansas' multiple execution plan unravels after rulings
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April 14, 2017 Authorities say flames ripped across the roof of the Bellagio's shops and restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip as tourists watched the nighttime fire reflected in the iconic fountain show.More >>. Authorities say flames ripped across the roof of the ...
Arkansas Supreme Court halts execution of 1 of 7 inmates
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April 14, 2017 Authorities say flames ripped across the roof of the Bellagio's shops and restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip as tourists watched the nighttime fire reflected in the iconic fountain show.More >>. Authorities say flames ripped across the roof of the ...
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