- Aug 6, 2020
The only Native American on federal death row is scheduled to be executed in late August, the U.S. government announced Wednesday.
Egypt executed seven people convicted of killing a police officer in the Suez Canal city of Ismailia, after a trial that was “marred by serious allegations of torture,” an international rights groups said Wednesday.
The U.S. government on Friday put to death an Iowa chemistry student-turned-meth kingpin convicted of killing five people, capping a week in which the Trump administration restored federal executions after a 17-year hiatus.
After the Supreme Court cleared the way for the second federal execution in a week, 68-year-old Wesley Purkey was killed by lethal injection at the penitentiary in Terre Haute, Indiana, July 16.
In a 2 a.m. decision July 14 after numerous last-minute filings, the Supreme Court ruled 5-4 to overturn a trial court order blocking the execution of federal death-row inmate Daniel Lewis Lee. The court’s unsigned order enabled federal executions to go forward.
Federal death-row inmate Dustin Lee Honken was convicted of “heinous” crimes but killing him “will do nothing to restore justice or heal those still burdened by these crimes,” Cardinal Joseph W. Tobin said in a July 9 letter to President Donald Trump.