His last words: “You’re killing an innocent man.” Lee, was a known member of a white supremacist group, was found guilty of murdering a family of three, including an 8-year-old girl, in January 1996 in Arkansas. He was convicted of murder in aid of racketeering three years later and was sentenced to death. Lee is from Yukon, Oklahoma and has been on death row for over 20 years.
Two more federal executions are scheduled this week. Wesley Purkey’s execution, set for Wednesday, is on hold in a separate legal claim. Dustin Lee Honken’s execution is scheduled for Friday.
The death penalty has been a historic topic for decades in the U.S. It seems the current administration is testing their strength when it comes to lethal injection. We went to Twitter to see what folks had to say about it:
Lee’s attorney has written a public response to their client’s death.