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AG Barr ordered the restoration of the federal death penalty



Attorney General William Barr ordered the restoration of the federal death penalty after a 16-year pause, the Justice Ministry said on Thursday.

The executions are scheduled to take place in December 2019 and January 2020.

"Congress explicitly authorized the death penalty by legislation passed by the representatives of the people in both chambers of Congress and signed by the president," said Bar in a statement.

The last federal execution occurred in 2003 when Luis Jones Jr. was murdered for raping and killing 19-year-old troops.

There are currently 6 2 prisoners of a federal death squad, according to a list compiled by the Death Penalty Information Center, Washington, DC. The federal prisoners whose executions were scheduled are Daniel Lewis Lee, a member of a white super-group, convicted of killing a three-member family, including an 8-year-old girl; Lesmond Mitchell, convicted of the death of a 63-year-old woman; Wesley Ira Peki, convicted of raping and killing a 1

6-year-old girl; Alfred Bourgeois, convicted of sexual violence and beating his 2nd and a half year old daughter to death; and Dustin Lee Honken, convicted of the murder of five people.

Executions will be held in the federal prison in Tere, Indiana

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