Ledell Lee and Stacey Johnson were both convicted before modern DNA methods. Both maintained their innocence but were denied new DNA tests. Johnson is alive today, but Lee is dead.
I was right about Neil Gorsuch. This reality is more bitter than sweet. Neil Gorsuch is going to be an extremely problematic Associate Supreme Court Justice for all of us who believe in progressive values like human rights and dignity. Show More Summary
Ledelle Lee and Kenneth Williams received communion, while Marcel Williams and Jack Jones had more elaborate requests.
He was the first man executed by Arkansas in nearly 12 years, thanks in part to a drunk appeals lawyer, a judge and prosecutor having an affair, and an all-white jury.
The entire criminal justice system in Arkansas failed Ledell Lee, whose execution was as part of the state's execution spree. Ledell Lee’s first hard-knock moment came even before he was born. His mom, 16 and on her third pregnancy by a man years older than she was, drank and smoked through his pregnancy. Show More Summary
This week in Arkansas, lives came down to minutes. Ledell Lee never saw Friday. Less than an hour before a midnight deadline to carry out the sentence, Arkansas officials learned the U.S. Supreme Court had rejected his last appeals. The lethal injection began and Lee was dead by 11:56 p.m. Thursday...
The US state of Arkansas has carried out its first execution in more than a decade despite criticism that its plan to put to death several prisoners this month is rushed. Ledell Lee, 51, was executed Thursday after the US Supreme Court rejected eleventh-hour requests to stay the move. Show More Summary
Even after Arkansas executed its first inmate in 15 years on Thursday, three men still face the possibility of being put to death by the state before month’s end. Ledell Lee was executed on Thursday, becoming the first to die among a group of eight men the state had been seeking to kill...
Ledell Lee, one of eight men sentenced to death, was executed on Thursday night.
After a protracted legal battle, Arkansas carried out its first execution since 2005 using the controversial drug, Midazolam. Ledell Lee, who was convicted of murder in 1995, died on Thursday night at 11:56 p.m., twelve minutes after...Show More Summary
Ledell Lee's execution was Arkansas' first since 2005. The state had planned to execute eight inmates over 10 days starting April 17, but four among them received stay orders for various reasons.
SCOTUS rejected appeals that would have reversed the decision to execute Ledell Lee and seven others.
On Thursday night, Arkansas executed Ledell Lee—the state’s first execution in 12 years. Lee is one of eight men whom Arkansas originally planned to kill over 11 days before one drug in the three-drug lethal injection cocktail expires. Show More Summary
On Thursday, Ledell Lee became the first inmate to die after the state announced an unprecedented plan to execute 8 inmates in 11 days.
Arkansas executed its first inmate in 12 years on Thursday after a protracted legal battle that questioned aspects of the use of the death penalty in the United States, which fell to a quarter-century low in 2016. Ledell Lee, 51, was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m. CDT at the state’s death...
Arkansas was able to conduct its first execution in nearly a dozen years despite a flurry of legal challenges that had spared three convicted killers. Ledell Lee got the death sentence for killing a woman in 1993. (April 21)
WASHINGTON – Arkansas executed inmate Ledell Lee late Thursday night, according to local media. Ledell, who was convicted of murdering his neighbor Debra Reese in 1993, was executed by lethal … Click to Continue »
Moments before his death warrant expired at midnight U.S. Central Time, after a last meal consisting only of communion, Ledell Lee was executed by the U.S. state of Arkansas. Lee spent 24 years awaiting execution for the bludgeon murder of Debra Reese on February 9, 1993, but he was done to death in a rush […]
The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way about 30 minutes earlier for the state to proceed with Lee's execution.