Lezmond Mitchell

AP, file

Navajo Nation leaders say their sovereignty has been violated with the execution Wednesday of a tribal member by the U-S government. Lezmond Mitchell was the only Native American on federal death row. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.


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The only Native American on federal death row was executed Wednesday at the prison in Terre Haute, Ind.

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.

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.