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US court gives green light to first federal execution in 17 years

US Court Gives the Green Light to the First Federal Execution in 17 Years

WASHINGTON – It appears that the first federal execution in the United States in 17 years will continue on Monday after an appeal-court reversed a lower court order, saying that a lawsuit by the victims’ family, which had suspended the execution, had no legal standing.
White supremacist Daniel Lewis Lee was convicted of the murder of three members of an Arkansas family in 1996, although some relatives of the victims opposed his being sentenced to death. He must be executed by lethal injection in the execution chamber of the United States Department of Justice in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Their execution was delayed on Friday by a federal judge after some of the victims’ families complained, saying they feared that attending could expose them to COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus.
As the number of coronavirus infections increases in some 40 US states, the Bureau of Prisons said Sunday that a staff member involved in preparations for the resumption of federal executions had tested positive for COVID-19.
The lawsuit filed against the Department of Justice (DOJ) in a federal court in Indianapolis sought to block execution until the pandemic had passed.
US District Judge Jane Magnus-Stinson ordered the department to delay the implementation until it could demonstrate that it was upholding the plaintiffs’ right to attend the execution without risking their health.
The government appealed, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit revoked the mandate Sunday, saying that no federal statute or regulation gave the family of victims the right to attend the execution.
In a statement posted to Twitter, Baker Kurrus, lawyers for the victims’ families said they planned to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court, and that the government had put them in the “unsustainable position of choosing between their right to witness Danny Lee execution and their health and safety.”
United States Attorney General William Barr said last July that the Justice Department would resume the execution of some death row prisoners convicted of murder and sex crimes.
There are about 62 prisoners currently on federal death row.
Barr originally scheduled five executions for last December but had to delay them while long-term lawsuits were carried out that defied the government’s lethal injection protocol.
An appeals court reversed that mandate in April, and Barr announced new execution dates for July and August for four inmates, all men convicted of murdering children: Lee, Wesley Purkey, Dustin Honken and Keith Nelson.
Prosecutors say Lee murdered an Arkansas arms dealer, his wife and eight-year-old daughter, and then dumped their bodies in a swamp. He was convicted in 1999 of multiple crimes, including murder in aid of organized crime.
(Sahar News Monitoring Desk)

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