death penalty

Reuters via PBS

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez has asked President Donald Trump to commute the death sentence of a Navajo man convicted in the 2001 killing of a fellow tribal member and her 9-year-old granddaughter.

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. 

NBC News

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear an appeal Wednesday from an Arizona death row inmate who is seeking a sentencing retrial in two 1991 killings. 

whyy.org

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.

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