Photographs by Benjamin Krain
Ledell Lee is shown at Pulaski County Circuit Court in this photo.
Friday, April 21, 2017
More than two decades after he was found guilty in the slaying of a Jacksonville woman, Ledell Lee died by lethal injection Thursday night amid his protestations of innocence and last-ditch efforts for court-ordered DNA tests.
At a glance
Sentenced: Oct. 16, 1995, in Pulaski County.
Police arrested Lee within hours of the 1993 beating death of Debra Reese, 26, in Jacksonville, after he was linked to the crime by eyewitness testimony from a neighbor. He maintains his innocence.
How it happened: Reese was bludgeoned to death and strangled during a home invasion Feb. 9, 1993.
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