Ledell Lee Put to Death in First Arkansas Execution Since 2005

Convicted murderer Ledell Lee was executed shortly before midnight Thursday in Arkansas, making him the first prisoner to die under an expedited timetable before a key lethal-injection drug expires at the end of the month. Lee, 51, who had long maintained his innocence in the 1993 murder of 26-year-old Debra Reese, also became the first inmate…

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