Apr 20 - Arkansas Puts Ledell Lee to Death, in Its First Execution Since 2005

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Apr 20 - Arkansas Puts Ledell Lee to death, in Its First Execution Since 2005
 

 
VARNER, Ark. — The State of Arkansas, dismissing criticism that it intended to rush too many prisoners to their deaths too quickly, on Thursday night carried out its first execution in more than a decade. Using a lethal injection drug that has been the subject of sharp constitutional debate, the state plans to execute three more men by the end of the month, before its supply of the chemical expires.

Ledell Lee, who was condemned to death for the murder of Debra Reese more than 20 years ago in a Little Rock suburb, died at 11:56 p.m. Central time at the Cummins Unit, a prison in southeast Arkansas, after the reprieves he had won in federal and state courts were overturned. He received injections of three drugs: midazolam, to render him unconscious; vecuronium bromide, to halt his breathing; and potassium chloride, to stop his heart.

State officials administered the lethal injection at 11:44 p.m., after Mr. Lee, who requested holy communion as his last meal, wordlessly declined to make a final statement. Sean Murphy, a reporter for The a.ssociated Press who witnessed the execution, said Mr. Lee was not visibly uncomfortable as he was put to death. The prisoner, Mr. Murphy said, was not responsive when the authorities performed consciousness checks.

An evening of appeals kept Mr. Lee, 51, alive as his death warrant neared its midnight expiration. The United States Supreme Court, as well as a federal appeals court in St. Louis, issued temporary stays of execution while they considered his legal arguments. In Little Rock, the Arkansas capital, Gov. Asa Hutchinson monitored developments at the State Capitol.


At one point on Thursday night, the Supreme Court nearly halted Mr. Lee’s execution, but decided, 5 to 4, to allow the state to proceed with its plan, which had called for eight prisoners to be put to death over less than two weeks. The court’s majority — which included the newest justice, Neil M. Gorsuch — did not explain its decision, but in a dissent, Justice Stephen G. Breyer complained about how the state had established its execution schedule because of the approaching expiration date of Arkansas’s stock of midazolam.

“In my view, that factor, when considered as a determining factor separating those who live from those who die, is close to random,” Justice Breyer wrote. “I have previously noted the arbitrariness with which executions are carried out in this country. The cases now before us reinforce that point.”

Through his lawyers, who raised concerns about his intellectual capacity and the personal conduct and conflicts of some people who were involved in his trial, Mr. Lee maintained his innocence, and a state judge’s ruling threatened to block the state from using one of its execution drugs.

But the courts ultimately allowed his death sentence to be carried out, making him the first prisoner in Arkansas to be executed since 2005. He had been sentenced to death in 1995 after a jury found that he had murdered Ms. Reese with a tire thumper in Jacksonville. In a 1997 ruling that upheld the conviction, the Arkansas Supreme Court said Mr. Lee had struck Ms. Reese 36 times with the small bat-shaped tool, which her husband had given her for protection.

The Arkansas Parole Board said this month that Mr. Lee’s plea for executive clemency was “without merit,” and this week, the courts repeatedly rebuffed arguments to, at the least, delay his execution.

“Arkansas’s decision to rush through the execution of Mr. Lee just because its supply of lethal drugs are expiring at the end of the month denied him the opportunity to conduct DNA testing that could have proven his innocence,” Nina Morrison, one of Mr. Lee’s lawyers, said in a statement. “While reasonable people can disagree on whether death is an appropriate form of punishment, no one should be executed when there is a possibility that person is innocent.”image
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 5 days ago '15        #2
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rest in peace to that girl

but for real i cant imagine that walk to your death
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 PharaohKush said:
rest in peace to that girl

but for real i cant imagine that walk to your death
I would be crying
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Can someone fill me in on what takes so long with these? I did an a.ssignment on this sh*t awhile back but don't remember.

Just seems odd you'd give someone the death penalty than wait a quarter of a century to execute them.... (or some not at all)
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 JeromeIsPimp said:
I would be crying
for real n*ggas.. would need to knock me out i aint walking to my death
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 MrCiiNeMa said:
Can someone fill me in on what takes so long with these? I did an a.ssignment on this sh*t awhile back but don't remember.

Just seems odd you'd give someone the death penalty than wait a quarter of a century to execute them.... (or some not at all)
ample time for appeals.. new evidence.. and new technology.. many innocent have been k!lled
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 JeromeIsPimp said:
I would be crying
Depends on the situation. If you accept that it's over and make peace with your creator then it's not too much to be upset about.
























Missing out on the new season of Better Call Saul and Power though!
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Thats where my big brother locked up at. I got like 8 other n*ggas locked up there too. Its rough af in there,my n*gga just got his eye poked out like a month and a half ago.
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They should of done the DNA testing first that's ridiculous.
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 sweetandsour said:
They should of done the DNA testing first that's ridiculous.
Supreme Court should have extended..
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So am I the only one reading that they're rushing ppl to death because they're afraid one of the drugs will expire.

This drug that costs nothing is worth more than adequate DNA testing smfh
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:dropthatsoapn*gga:
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 OldBusiness said:
So am I the only one reading that they're rushing ppl to death because they're afraid one of the drugs will expire.

This drug that costs nothing is worth more than adequate DNA testing smfh
It's not about the cost, but rather the supply of it. A lot of companies won't sale medical supplies to the state once they know it will be used for the death penalty. This just happened in Arkansas, too. One company found out that AR would be using it for the death penalty and demanded for their supply back and asked the law enforcement to confiscate it. So if you can't get the supply then from a trusted company then you may have to go somewhere else to get it, which is why these people on death row have been appealing in Arkansas and it has got media attention this whole month; because they don't know how AR got the supply
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Source; New York Times if anybody was interested. Just a pet peeve of mine...


- Reese was struck 36 times with a tire tool her husband gave her for protection while he was out of town on a truck driving job.


The Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of Ledell Lee, 43, who was sentenced to die for the Feb. 9, 1993, beating and strangling death of Debra Reese, 26, in the Sunnyside addition, where he had attacked several other women.

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*Lee, who had just been paroled after serving time for burglary, was arrested an hour after the murder when witnesses reported seeing him walking the street.

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He was also convicted of raping two Jacksonville women and was tried for the murder of Christine Lewis, the daughter of the late Alderman Robert Lewis. Lee was also suspected of k!lling a Jacksonville prostitute and dumping her body in a shed near the railroad tracks.

* Lewis, 22, was abducted from her Sunnyside home in November 1989 as her 3-year-old child watched. She was r*ped and strangled and her body dumped in the closet of an abandoned home.


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The jury could not agree on a verdict in that trial, but prosecutors decided not to retry him when he received the death sentence in the Reese case and was convicted for raping two women. DNA evidence tied Lee to the murders and r*pes.

- A 1994 trial resulted in mistrial when it was discovered that a relative of Lee’s was on the jury.(Lewis Case)

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** Lee got an easier death than Debra Reese & Christine Lewis.

Man was convicted of burglary and r*pe, not to mention previously tried for a murder, and suspected of murdering a prostitute.

Of course his attorney would argue he was innocent, but his history clearly indicates something different.

fu*k him, may he forever rot in piss!
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this n*gga about 2 get fried
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 OldBusiness said:
So am I the only one reading that they're rushing ppl to death because they're afraid one of the drugs will expire.

This drug that costs nothing is worth more than adequate DNA testing smfh
This is disgusting.
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 PharaohKush said:
for real n*ggas.. would need to knock me out i aint walking to my death
That's when you take xan
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"You take a life that life get took bi*ch"
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 OldBusiness said:
So am I the only one reading that they're rushing ppl to death because they're afraid one of the drugs will expire.

This drug that costs nothing is worth more than adequate DNA testing smfh
It's not the cost. The lethal injection drug is only available in the UK. The UK passed a law recently saying it's illegal to sell the drug to prisions/govts in the US who plan on using it for lethal injections. So if the drugs expire they would have to use the gas chamber or electric chair or some other barbaric means to carry out the death sentences these men were sentenced to.

I dont see anything wrong with the death penalty. If you k!ll and harm innocent people you deserve it.
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 Johnny Walker said:
Source; New York Times if anybody was interested. Just a pet peeve of mine...

** Lee got an easier death than Debra Reese & Christine Lewis.

Man was convicted of burglary and r*pe, not to mention previously tried for a murder, and suspected of murdering a prostitute.

Of course his attorney would argue he was innocent, but his history clearly indicates something different.

fu*k him, may he forever rot in piss!
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