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Fri January 10, 2014
Man Convicted In Arkansas Family's Death Gets Hearing
A hearing has been scheduled for an Oklahoma man on federal death row for the 1996 slaying of an Arkansas family as part of a conspiracy to create a whites-only nation in the Pacific Northwest.
Danny Lee of Yukon, Okla., was convicted of murder in aid of racketeering and was sentenced to death. His attorneys are challenging evidence presented during sentencing that suggested Lee was a psychopath and dangerous to others.
Prosecutors accused Lee and Chevie Kehoe of killing a Pope County gun dealer, his wife and 8-year-old daughter.
Prosecutors alleged the men wanted to steal the dealer's guns to start an army and establish a white supremacist nation.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports a Jan. 31 hearing is set on Lee's request to have his death sentenced overturned.