Friday execution back on again for Iowa murderer Honken

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Terre Haute, Indiana - The Friday execution of an Iowa man is back on again after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling this morning. The court rejected a challenge to lethal injection as cruel and unusual punishment.

The first of four executions followed the Supreme Court ruling this morning.

Daniel Lewis Lee died by lethal injection for the 1996 murders of an Arkansas family - two parents and a their child during a robbery to fund white supremacist activities.

It's the first federal execution since 2003.

Iowa native Dustin Honken is scheduled for execution this Friday.

He ran a methamphetamine operation and was convicted of killing five people including two little girls ages 6 and 10 back in 2004. The three adults he killed, including the mother of the girls were scheduled to testify against him in a drug case.

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