Arkansas Conducts First Execution Since 2005, Plans 3 More

Wochit News - Friday, 21 April 2017  (3 days ago)
The Associated Press has reported that Arkansas carried out its first execution in nearly a dozen years despite a flurry of legal challenges that had spared three convicted killers, but courts still could scuttle the remainder of the nation's most ambitious death penalty schedule since capital punishment was restored in 1976. Ledell Lee was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m. Thursday, four minutes before his death warrant was due to expire at midnight, capping a chaotic week of legal wrangling.

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