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Arkansas has executed its first prisoner in 12 years by lethal injection.Reuters
Christian campaigners have been reacting to the news that Arkansas executed its first inmate in 12 years on Thursday.
A protracted legal battle threw into question aspects of the death penalty in the United States, which fell to a quarter-century low in 2016.
Ledell Lee, 51, was pronounced dead at 11:56 pm CDT at the state’s death chamber in its Cummins Unit prison, a Department of Corrections spokesman said. Lee did not make a final statement.
Lee was convicted and sentenced to death for beating Debra Reese to death with a tyre iron in 1993. Reese’s relatives were at the Cummins Unit and told media Lee deserved to die for a crime that ripped their lives apart.
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