Arkansas executes death row inmate Ledell Lee

Arkansas executed convicted murderer Ledell Lee shortly after the US Supreme Court denied emergency motions in his case. Lee was pronounced dead at 11:56 p.m.

The rulings by the nation’s highest court lifted all remaining stays of execution, and the Arkansas Department of Corrections can proceed with the execution as planned late Thursday local time.

Lee was convicted in 1995 in the murder of Debra Reese two years prior.

His execution will be Arkansas’ first since 2005. The state had...

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