Ledell Lee was said to have murdered Debra Reese in Jacksonville, Arkansas in 1993. But Lee maintained his innocence ‘til the day he died, when the state callously executed him in 2017.
Now, new and damning evidence has emerged that he likely was telling the truth - and the state may have killed him anyway!
The case was a mess from the jump. Not only was there no physical evidence connecting Lee to Reese’s murder, but the state also REFUSED to conduct any thorough investigations. It didn’t help that Lee’s post-conviction lawyer “admits to having struggled with substance abuse and addiction” while representing him!
His family is suing the state now that evidence suggests Lee was not guilty. The ACLU and the Innocence Project, working on the family’s behalf, believe forensic examination could unquestionably prove he was innocent ... and was murdered nonetheless.