Daniel Lewis Lee

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Daniel Lewis Lee
Background information
Also known asDanny Lee
Daniel Lewis Graham
D L Graham
Born(1973-01-31)January 31, 1973
Yukon, Oklahoma
DiedJuly 14, 2020(2020-07-14) (aged 47)
Terre Haute, Indiana
ConvictionFirst-degree murder (3 counts)
SentenceDeath (date of sentencing: May 4, 1999)
Killings
Number of victims3
DateJanuary 11, 1996
CountryUnited States
State(s)Arkansas
Date apprehendedJune 17, 1997

Daniel Lewis Lee (January 31, 1973 – July 14, 2020) was an American white supremacist and convicted murderer. He was sentenced to death and executed for the murders of William F. Mueller, Nancy A. Mueller, and their daughter Sarah E. Powell. Lee and Chevie Kehoe, murdered the family at their home in Arkansas, on January 11, 1996.

Lee was scheduled to be executed on July 13, 2020, but on that date, a U.S. district judge blocked the execution, saying that there was some unresolved legal issues.[1] On July 14, the Supreme Court ruled that the execution can happen. It was scheduled for 4:00 am that same day.[2]

After another short delay, he was executed at 8:07 am.[3] He was the first person executed by the US federal government since 2003.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Judge blocks federal executions hours before first lethal injection in 17 years for triple murder". nbcnews.com. NBC News. Associated Press. July 13, 2020. Retrieved July 13, 2020.
  2. "U.S. Supreme Court allows federal executions to proceed". CNBC. July 14, 2020. Retrieved July 14, 2020.
  3. "Trump administration carries out first federal execution since 2003 after late-night Supreme Court intervention". Washington Post. July 14, 2020. Retrieved July 14, 2020.