YUKON, Okla. – An Oklahoma man, who was convicted of killing an Arkansas family in the 1990s as part of a plan to overthrow the federal government, is asking for his death sentence to be overturned.
Danny Lee was convicted of murder in the aid of racketeering for killing Bill Mueller, Nancy Mueller and 8-year-old Sarah Powell in 1996.
Authorities say the pair used a stun gun on the victims, placed plastic trash bags over their heads and sealed the bags with duct tape to suffocate the family.
Officials say the men then taped rocks to the bodies and dropped them in a nearby bayou.
Prosecutors say Lee and another man stole guns and $50,000 from the family’s home as part of a conspiracy to overthrow the federal government and create a whites-only nation in the Pacific Northwest.
Lee’s attorneys are challenging evidence that was presented during sentencing that suggested Lee was dangerous to others.
His attorneys say that he is facing an execution for evidence of future crimes that he never committed.
A judge will decide on the issue on Jan. 31.