First US Federal Execution In 17 Years Of Daniel Lee Scheduled

The first US federal execution in more than 17 years is scheduled to go ahead in Indiana on Monday

Daniel Lewis Lee, 47, and his accomplice were convicted of killing three members of the same family in 1996.

Lee, who tortured and killed a family of three then dumped their bodies in a lake, was actually scheduled for execution in December last year. However, his case was delayed after the courts blocked the death sentence from being carried out.

But the government appealed and it was overturned. This ruling means the execution by lethal injection will proceed.

Lee will be executed by lethal injection at 16:00 local time(20:00 GMT) on Monday, July 13.

Lee was convicted for the murder of William Frederick Mueller, his wife Nancy Ann Mueller and his 8-year-old stepdaughter, Sarah Elizabeth Powell in Arkansas.

Lee’s execution is sought to be delayed by some of the victims’ relatives, because they fear that attending it could expose them to coronavirus.