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The United States is executing its first execution in 17 years

The United States carried out its first execution in 17 years on Tuesday, by Daniel Lewis Lee, who was convicted of murdering a Arkansas family as part of a Supremacist conspiracy.

In 1996, Lee and four other members of a supremacist organization killed arms dealer William Mueller, his wife, and their daughter, who were only 8 years old. According to prosecutors, they stole weapons and $ 50,000 in cash to support their plans to found a white nation.

Lee, who was sentenced to death in 1999, was executed on Tuesday at 8.07 am (local time) with a fatal injection at Terre Haute Federal Prison in Indiana.

The United States is executing its first execution in 17 years
The United States is executing its first execution in 17 years

“I didn’t do it,” he said before receiving the puncture. “I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life, but I’m not a murderer. They kill an innocent man,” he said, reports from the NBC network.

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