capital punishment

Navajo Death Row Inmate Loses Appeal To Probe Racial Bias

May 1, 2020
U.S. Dept. of Justice

The only Native American on federal death row has lost a bid to look into potential racial bias in his case. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals had put Navajo Lezmond Mitchell's execution on hold while he sought review of a lower court decision.

Arizona Department of Corrections

A sharply divided Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence for an Arizona inmate who was convicted of killing two people in home burglaries nearly 30 years ago.

A federal appeals court has stayed the execution of a Navajo man convicted of the murder of a 63-year-old fellow tribal member and her 9-year-old granddaughter. Lezmond Mitchell is the only Native American on federal death row.