Regional News • Americas • United States
2020-07-14T14:30:02+00:00

United States have carried out first federal death penalty in 17 years

Daniel Lewis Lee has been executed by the United States after the Supreme Court had rejected a last-minute appeal by family members to postpone the execution.

The Supreme Court had decided in a 5-4 vote that the Justice Department can go forward with carrying out the death penalty and rejected the appeal stating that "The plaintiffs in this case have not made the showing required to justify last-minute intervention by a federal court".

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