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Cotton Statement on Delay of Death Penalty for Daniel Lewis Lee

November 21, 2019

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement after a district court judge halted the execution of Daniel Lewis Lee:

"Daniel Lewis Lee is a white supremacist who pitilessly murdered an entire family in Arkansas, including an eight-year-old girl. Lee has been on death row for 20 years, and now an activist judge has again shielded him from justice and the sentence handed down by a jury of his peers. These endless delays make a mockery of our justice system and treat the victims of violent crime with stunning disregard."