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US carries out first federal execution in 17 years

The U.S. government carried out the first federal execution in nearly two decades on Tuesday

Daniel Lewis Lee, 47, died by lethal injection at the federal prison in Terre Haute, Indiana.

  • Mike Brest & Jerry Dunleavy
  • Washington Examiner

“I didn’t do it,” Lee said just before he was executed, according to the Associated Press.

“I’ve made a lot of mistakes in my life, but I’m not a murderer. … You’re killing an innocent man.”

Lee was a member of a white supremacist group who murdered a family of three, including an 8-year-old girl, according to the Justice Department.

He robbed and shot the family, covered and…

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