The federal government is due to execute its first inmate in 17 years after a court said it didn't need to pause due to COVID-19

  • Barring a last minute order from the Supreme Court, the first federal inmate in 17 years is due to be executed on Monday. 

  • Daniel Lewis Lee, 47, was convicted in the 1996 murders of a family of three in Arkansas. 

  • His execution was postponed on Friday because of the coronavirus pandemic, but an appeals court overruled that decision. 

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