Arkansas carries out 1 execution; at 11:56 p.m., drugs end Lee’s life

Posted: April 21, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

Suzanne Ritchie and other members of the Arkansas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty hold a vigil Thursday night outside the Governor’s Mansion in Little Rock in opposition to the scheduled execution of Ledell Lee. Ritchie said she taught Marcel Williams, who is scheduled to be executed Monday, in junior high school.

Arkansas killed a prisoner Thursday night for the first time in more than 11 years after the state high court spared another death-row inmate's life.

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Arkansas Department of Correction spokesman Solomon Graves (left) walks back into the media center at the Cummins Unit after getting an update on the ...

Randy Garner protests Thursday evening outside the Cummins Unit with (from left) Judy Robinson-Johnson, wife of death-row inmate Stacey Johnson, her d...

Loretta Rech (second from left), her daughter Sarah and husband, Bill, join a candlelight vigil Thursday evening outside the Governor’s Mansion with m...

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