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8th US Circuit Court of Appeals upholds ruling against Danny Lee in Arkansas family's deaths

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LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — A federal appeals court has rejected a request for a new hearing by an Oklahoma man sentenced to death for his role in killing an Arkansas family.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday upheld a federal judge's ruling against Danny Lee of Yukon, Oklahoma.

Lee was convicted in federal court Little Rock in the 1996 deaths of gun dealer William Mueller, his wife, Nancy Mueller, and their 8-year-old daughter, Sarah. Prosecutors alleged Lee and co-defendant Chevie Kehoe wanted to steal the dealer's guns to start an army and establish a white supremacist nation in the Pacific Northwest. Kehoe was also convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

Lee's attorneys wanted Lee's case reopened so they could challenge tests presented at trial that suggested Lee was a psychopath.

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