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Daniel Lewis Lee execution delayed by judge hours before he was set to die

Added 07-13-20 11:18:03am EST - “A judge has ordered a delay in the execution of convicted killer Daniel Lewis Lee ?" just hours before he was scheduled to die by lethal injection, according to a report.” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Daniel Lewis Lee execution delayed by judge hours before he was set to die”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A judge has ordered a delay in the execution of convicted killer Daniel Lewis Lee — just hours before he was scheduled to die by lethal injection, according to a report.

Lee — who was sentenced to death for killing a family of three — was set to be executed 4 p.m. Monday at a prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, in the first federal execution since 2003, the Indianapolis Star reported.

He was convicted in Arkansas of the 1996 slayings of William Mueller, his wife, Nancy, and her 8-year-old daughter, Sarah Powell.

But the victims’ family has long opposed his death sentence, filing a lawsuit to delay his execution due to the coronavirus pandemic.

They then vowed to appeal the case to the Supreme Court, arguing they shouldn’t have to travel for the execution amid the pandemic.

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