Ledell Lee Executed After All Stays of Execution Lifted by SCOTUS

GRADY, Ark. - - Ledell Lee was Arkansas' first lethal injection in a decade, his time of death was 11:56 p.m. on Thursday. 

Arkansas Death Row Inmate Ledell Lee had all of his stay of executions lifted by the Supreme Court of the United States. 

The Department of Correction is carrying out the process of putting Lee to death by lethal injection.

Lee had been on death row for at least the past two decades.

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released a statement following the execution by lethal injection of inmate Ledell Lee.


“Tonight the lawful sentence of a jury which has been upheld by the courts through decades of challenges has been carried out. The family of the late Debra Reese, who was brutally murdered with a tire thumper after being targeted because she was home alone, has waited more than 24 years to see justice done. I pray this lawful execution helps bring closure for the Reese family.”

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