July 12, 2020 / 10:46 PM / 25 days ago

U.S. appeals court says first federal execution in 17 years can proceed Monday

NEW YORK, July 12 (Reuters) - The first federal execution in 17 years is set to go ahead on Monday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a lower judge’s injunction, a lawyer for the victims’ family said.

The execution of convicted murderer Daniel Lewis Lee had been blocked on Friday by a federal judge after some of the victims’ relatives sued, saying they feared that attending could expose them to COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus.

Reporting by Jonathan Allen; Writing by Daniel Wallis; Editing by Peter Cooney

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