Reporters, as a rule, don't like waiting or wondering. For those covering Arkansas's executions, the night begins around dinner time and, at least this week, didn't end until after midnight, and as late as 11:00 no one knew what exactly would happen. With his death warrant set to expire at midnight, Ledell Lee was pronounced dead at 11:56pm from the three-drug lethal injection cocktail that had been administered some twelve minutes earlier.
Click through the slideshow above for a quick, perhaps inadequate stab at covering the people covering the story at the Cummins Unit of the Arkansas Department of Correction. The media came from around the country and the world to study this period in Arkansas history.