At the federal level, the death penalty has not been carried out since 2003.
Beware: the publication contains information about the actions for which the prisoners were sentenced to death.
The US Department of Justice decided to resume the execution of death sentences. On December 9, 2019, it is planned to execute five prisoners sentenced to this measure for the murder of children. This is reported on the site office.
Specifying the US Attorney General allows the federal government to resume the death penalty after the break, which lasted almost 20 years, and bring to justice those who have committed the most terrible crimes.
US Department of Justice
The last time the federal authorities resorted to the death penalty in 2003. At the same time, this measure of punishment was applied at the state level. Authorities plan in December 2019 and January 2020 to execute five prisoners by injection of pentobarbital, an overdose of which leads to death.
- Daniel Lewis Lee – Execution is scheduled for December 9, 2019. He killed a family of three, including an eight-year-old girl. He was sentenced to death on 4 May 1999;
- Lesmond Mitchell – execution is scheduled for December 11, 2019. He killed the 63-year-old grandmother and made her nine-year-old granddaughter sit beside him, after which he killed. He was sentenced to death on May 8, 2003;
- Wesley Ira Perky – execution is scheduled for December 13, 2019. He raped, killed a 16-year-old girl and burned her body. In addition, he killed an elderly woman and a child. He was sentenced to death on 5 October 2003;
- Alfred Bourgeois – execution is scheduled for January 13, 2020. He sexually molested and killed a two-year-old girl. He was sentenced to death on March 16, 2004;
- Dustin Lee Honken – execution is scheduled for January 15, 2020. He killed five men who were going to testify against him and a woman with two children under the age of ten. He was sentenced to death on October 14, 2004.
2,673 prisoners were sentenced to death in the United States . Among all the states, the most such punishment was chosen in California – for 732 convicts. The death penalty is prohibited in 23 states.