LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge released a statement following the federal execution of Daniel Lewis Lee, convicted of killing a Pope County family of three, including an eight-year-old girl, in 1999.

“I appreciate the leadership of our federal partners to ensure justice was carried out this morning,” said Attorney General Leslie Rutledge. “Today reaffirms that we are a country of laws and the most heinous offenses, like Lee’s act of torturing and murdering this Arkansas family, must be punished to the fullest extent of the law.”

Jeff Dezort, Newton County Times editor, has worked at the newspaper since 2001. Before that he was a reporter, photographer and assistant editor of the Harrison Daily Times.

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