Daniel Lee, Federal

 

Updated: November 11, 2019

Daniel “Danny” Lewis Lee is scheduled to be executed on Monday, December 9, 2019, at Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. Forty-six-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 was born in Yukon, Oklahoma. Daniel grew up in a dysfunctional family and suffered from mental impairment.

Daniel Lee was an active member of a white supremacist organization. He had been recruited into the group by Chevie Kehoe, whom he met in 1995. Together, Lee, Chevie, Chevie’s father Kirby Kehoe, Chevie’s brother Cheyne Kehoe, and Faron Lovelace participated in a variety of criminal activities to promote and fund the white supremacist group.

In January 1996, Lee and Chevie traveled from Washington state to Arkansas, where they went to the home of William Mueller, a gun dealer, whose Chevie had stolen from nearly a year ago. William and his family was not home when Lee and Chevie arrived, so they waited for them.

 

Upon their arrival, Lee and Chevie overpowered and incapacitated William and his wife, Nancy. Lee and Chevie then questioned eight-year-old Sarah about where guns, ammunition, and cash were located in the house. Lee and Chevie found approximately $50,000 in cash, guns, and ammunition.

 

William, Nancy, and Sarah were all shot with stun guns before plastic bags were placed over their heads and sealed with duct tape. The three victims were weighted with rocks and thrown into the Illinois bayou. They were discovered in Lake Darnelle, near Russellville, Arkansas in June 1996.

 

Lee and Chevie returned with the stolen goods and proceeded to sell them at gun shows. Eventually, Lee and Chevie were arrested in 1997, after law enforcement was able to trace the William’s guns back to them.

 

Lee and Chevie, along with several others, were indicted on December 12, 1997. Lee was charged with racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering, and murder in aid of racketeering. He was convicted and sentenced to death. Although a death sentence was also sought for Chevie, he was sentenced to three consecutive life sentences.

 

Please pray for peace for the family of William, Nancy, and Sarah. Please pray for strength for the family of Daniel Lee. Please pray that if Daniel is innocent, lacks the competency to be executed, or should not be executed for any other reason, evidence will be provided prior to the execution. Please pray that Daniel may come to find peace through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, if he has not already.

 

  

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