On Thursday evening, April 20, at the Cummins Unit prison in the U.S. state of Arkansas, was executed 51-year-old Lydell Lee, sentenced to death for killing a girl in 1993, according to Reuters.
The report notes that this is the first case of execution of the death sentence in Arkansas for the past 12 years. In a short time in the state scheduled three executions of criminals sentenced to capital punishment.
Lydell Lee was convicted of that 24 years ago was beaten to death by Debra Reese, using a metal crowbar. He insisted on his innocence. The legal process on the matter lasted for more than 20 years.
Sentenced to death in Arkansas makes the anesthetic injection, and two substances, one of which is intended to stop the heart, the other to stop operation of the lungs, says TASS. One of these drugs, the state government purchased from McKesson, in this video, according to the company, not explained how you plan to use. Representatives of McKesson believed that a substance used for medical purposes. The company demanded from the authorities of Arkansas to cancel the transaction and return the drug, but this has not happened yet.
In recent years, authorities in many other us States are also faced with the growing shortage of poisons used for «lethal injection». This was due, in particular, the fact that European manufacturers of these substances have stopped their deliveries to the USA, as opposed to the death penalty. In total the death penalty is allowed in 31 U.S. state.