The first federal execution in almost 20 years was carried out “in the midnight,” because the condemned triple assassin was nonetheless battling in courtroom to keep away from his destiny, his lawyer stated Tuesday.
Daniel Lewis Lee’s lawyer Ruth Friedman stated she wasn’t notified earlier than her consumer was given a deadly injection on the federal jail in Terre Haute, Indiana — shortly after he claimed, “You’re killing an harmless man.”
“It’s shameful that the federal government noticed match to hold out this execution when counsel for Danny Lee couldn’t be current with him, and when the judges in his case and even the household of his victims urged in opposition to it,” Friedman, director of the Federal Capital Habeas Challenge, stated in an announcement.
“And it’s past shameful that the federal government, in the top, carried out this execution in haste, in the midnight, whereas the nation was sleeping. We hope that upon awakening, the nation might be as outraged as we’re.”
The chief director of the Dying Penalty Info Middle, which opposes capital punishment, additionally stated that the feds appeared to have carried out an “unlawful execution.”
Robert Dunham tweeted that Lee “was executed 31 minutes after the eighth Circuit lifted the final keep, which below the regulation would have triggered the requirement for a brand new dying warrant.”