The first federal execution in 17 years took place in the United States. It is reported by Reuters.
The highest measure of restraint applied to the 47-year-old Daniel Lewis Lee (Daniel Lewis Lee), who was detained in the Indiana state prison. He was executed by lethal injection. It is noted that in the last word, Lee declared his innocence.
The culprit is a member of a group of supporters of the superiority of the white race. In 1999, he was convicted of the murder of a family of three.
Earlier, the US Supreme Court ruled that the federal authorities could resume the execution of the death penalty: thereby, the request of the lower court was rejected.
The last execution at the federal level was carried out in 2003, while in federal prisons there are about 60 people sentenced to capital punishment.
In 1976, the US Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty. Since that time, more than 1.5 thousand prisoners have been executed in American prisons, but only three of them are federal criminals, the remaining cases were related to the decision of local authorities.