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Supreme Court spares white supremacist who killed three from death penalty


Added 12-07-19 03:18:03pm EST - “The Supreme Court has refused to let the US Justice Department resume federal executions, giving a reprieve to a white supremacist who killed a family of three, including an 8-year-old girl. The st?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Supreme Court spares white supremacist who killed three from death penalty”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The Supreme Court has refused to let the US Justice Department resume federal executions, giving a reprieve to a white supremacist who killed a family of three, including an 8-year-old girl.

The stay was issued Friday after the DOJ urged the justices to let it move forward with putting Daniel Lewis Lee to death, noting the “staggering brutality” of his crimes, the Daily Mail reported. His death could have come as soon as Monday.

Though it remains legal, capital punishment for federal crimes is extremely rare. There have only been three federal executions since 1988.

Lee and the executions of four other men were put on hold after their lawyers challenged the legality of a new execution protocol that would employ a lethal dose of the pentobarbital.

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