Feds To Resume Capital Punishment

At the behest of President Donald Trump, U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr on Thursday directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons to adopt a new execution protocol that will allow the federal government to resume capital punishment for the first time since 2003.

In a news release issued U.S. Department of Justice, Barr directed BOP Acting Director Hugh Hurwitz to schedule the executions of five death-row inmates convicted of murder and other heinous crimes, including Arkansas white supremacist Daniel Lewis Lee who was convicted in 1999 by a federal jury in Little Rock of murdering a family of three after robbing and shooting them and then throwing their bodies Illinois River bayou in northeast Arkansas.     MORE

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