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Stay Granted Ahead of Federal Execution for Daniel Lee on July 13, 2020

Daniel Lee, Federal

   

Updated: Monday, July 13, 2020

Hours before the scheduled execution of Daniel Lee, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan granted a stay of execution.  In granting the stay of execution, Judge Chutkan noted that there are still legal issues that need resolved. The government plans to appeal the stay of execution.

Updated: Monday, July 13, 2020

Daniel “Danny” Lewis Lee is scheduled to be executed at 4 pm local time on Monday, July 13, 2020, at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. Forty-seven-year-old Daniel has been sentenced to death for the triple murder of William Mueller, his wife Nancy, and her eight-year-old daughter Sarah Powell, in January 1996, in Russellville, Arkansas.  Daniel has spent the last 21 years on federal death row.

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Wesley Purkey Granted Stay Ahead of Federal Execution on July 15, 2020

Wesley Purkey, Federal

   

Updated: Monday, July 13, 2020

 U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan granted a stay of execution.  In granting the stay of execution, Judge Chutkan noted that there are still legal issues that need resolved. The government plans to appeal the stay of execution.

Updated: Monday, July 13, 2020

Wesley Ira Purkey was scheduled to be executed on 4 pm local time on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. He has been granted a temporary stay of execution by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. Sixty-eight-year-old Wesley has been sentenced to death for the kidnapping, rape, and murder of 16-year-old Jennifer Long in January 22, 1998, in Kansas City, Missouri. Wesley has spent the last 16 years on death row in a federal prison.

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Ohio Execution of Nathaniel Jackson on July 15, 2020, Removed From Calendar

Nathaniel Jackson, Ohio

 

Updated: Monday, July 13, 2020

Nathaniel E. Jackson was scheduled to be executed on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. His execution date has been removed from Ohio’s Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections’ online execution schedule. Forty-eight-year-old Nathaniel is convicted of murdering 57-year-old Robert Fingerhut, on December 11, 2001, at Robert’s home in Howland Township, Ohio. Nathaniel has been on death row in Ohio for the last 17 years.

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Execution of Ohio Inmate James Hanna Rescheduled from July 16, 2020, to May 18, 2022

James Hanna, Ohio

 

Updated: Monday, July 13, 2020

James Galen Hanna was scheduled to be executed at 10 am local time on Thursday, July 16, 2020, at the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Mansfield, Ohio. His execution has been rescheduled to Wednesday, May 18, 2022. Seventy-year-old James is convicted of the murder of 43-year-old Peter Copas at the Lebanon Correctional Institution in 1997. James has spent the last 41 years in prison.

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Stay Granted Ahead of Federal Execution of Dustin Honken on July 17, 2020

Dustin Honken, Federal

 

Updated: Monday, July 13, 2020

U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan granted a stay of execution.  In granting the stay of execution, Judge Chutkan noted that there are still legal issues that need resolved. The government plans to appeal the stay of execution.

Updated: Monday, July 13, 2020

Dustin Lee Honken is scheduled to be executed on at 4 pm local time on Friday, July 17, 2020, at Federal Correction Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. Fifty-two-year-old Dustin has been sentenced to death for murdering 10-year-old Kandace “Kandi” Duncan and her sister, six-year-old Amber Duncan on July 25, 1993, in Mason City, Iowa. Dustin has spent the last 15 years on death row in a federal prison.

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Pennsylvania Stays Execution of Leeton Thomas Ahead of July 28, 2020

Leeton Thomas, Pennsylvania

 

Updated: Monday, July 13, 2020

Leeton Jahwanza Thomas a/k/a “Pie” was scheduled to be executed at 7 pm local time on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at the State Correctional Institute Rockview in Rockview, Pennsylvania.  His execution has been stayed. Forty-three-year-old Leeton is convicted of murdering 44-year-old Lisa Scheetz, and her daughter, 16-year-old Hailey, on June 11, 2015, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Leeton has been on death row in Pennsylvania for the last three years.

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Harold Nichols Given Tennessee Execution Date of August 4, 2020

Harold Nichols, Tennessee

 

Updated: Monday, July 13, 2020

Harold Wayne Nichols is scheduled to be executed at 7:10 pm local time on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institute near Nashville, Tennessee. Fifty-nine-year-old Harold is convicted of raping and murdering 21-year-old Karen Pulley, on September 30, 1988, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Harold has spent the last 30 years on death row in Tennessee.

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Scheduled Executions

Updated: Thursday, July 9, 2020

Please pray for these men and women. Pray for salvation if unsaved, peace if saved, and that the innocent shall be revealed before they are executed. "The Lord is slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance." (2 Peter 3:9 ESV).

  

*Read more about Ohio's ongoing challenges to carrying out executions here.*

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