Abraham Bonowitz, co-founder of Death Penalty Action, speaks to the Tribune-Star on today's developments at the Federal Prison Complex-Terre Haute.
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As opponents of the first federal execution since 2003 gathered this morning near U.S. Penitentiary Terre-Haute, the mood soon changed from extremely somber to a cheer and clapping. The group learned U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered a new delay in federal executions.
Daniel Lewis Lee, convicted in the 1996 murder of three family members in Arkansas, was executed by lethal injection shortly after 8 a.m. Tuesday at the U.S. Penitentiary Terre Haute. It was the first federal execution in 17 years.
Citing a Trump campaign email blast, the co-director of a group opposing the federal death penalty said Thursday the email provides evidence the executions are a "political stunt."
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Vickie Lynn Piper, 61. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the 2:30 p.m. funeral service Wednesday. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury.
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