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Supreme Court declines to block
execution of convicted Navajo
murderer following tribe objections

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 8/27/2020 5:07:42 AM

The Supreme Court dismissed tribal objections to a Navajo inmate's scheduled execution, declining to block the convicted murderer's punishment. On Wednesday, the high court issued their decision declining to stop 38-year-old Lezmond Mitchell's execution without any noted objections from justices. Mitchell was found guilty of stabbing an elderly woman to death before killing her 9-year-old granddaughter by slitting her throat. "The application for stay of execution of sentence of death presented to Justice Kagan and by her referred to the Court is denied. The petition for a writ of certiorari is denied," the document reads.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Strike3 8/27/2020 8:17:49 AM (No. 522302)
Perhaps if his ancestry had been a bit different?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: KatieJo 8/27/2020 8:25:45 AM (No. 522312)
The term "savages" meant something.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: janjan 8/27/2020 9:13:47 AM (No. 522385)
The law should be applied to everyone and not according to race. And #2’s comment is horrible.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: cor-vet 8/27/2020 9:38:58 AM (No. 522423)
Of all the important cases the Supremes could be deciding, the execution of a convicted lowlife killer is what they spend time on. Not constitutional cases involving the 2nd amendment. Judas Roberts wouldn't want to get sideways with his masters in the dim party.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: hershey 8/27/2020 9:54:18 AM (No. 522456)
He stabbed an old woman and slit a 9 year olds throat? Some kind of tribal ritual or insanity...no matter, he needs to have his throat slit, pronto...
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Reply 6 - Posted by: jhpeters2 8/27/2020 9:56:34 AM (No. 522461)
Want to avoid the death penalty and render all the leftist gnashing of teeth mute? Don't do this - "stabbing an elderly woman to death before killing her 9-year-old granddaughter by slitting her throat". Sounds simple to me.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Maggie2u 8/27/2020 10:20:29 AM (No. 522507)
Don't ya just love that...'sentenced to life in prison garbage?' Just this past Spring a group of activists took Washington state to court to release all prisoners over the age of 50. The state Supreme Court ruled by 5-4 not to. One of the prisoners released would have been Gary Ridgeway, the Green River Killer. He was found guilty of murdering 49 women and girls and has said he has killed almost 100. So by just ONE VOTE the women in Washington can breathe a sign of relief. All women's lives matter, I like that slogan better than the marxist one the terrorists are yelling.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird 8/27/2020 10:54:47 AM (No. 522563)
He slit the little girl’s throat and crushed her head. His execution was originally scheduled for last December. He’s gone now. Good riddance.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: GoodDeal 8/27/2020 10:57:48 AM (No. 522569)
At least he won’t die of old age on death row. He had no mercies on those he killed so what goes around comes around.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MDConservative 8/27/2020 11:08:42 AM (No. 522589)
Would be nice if article explained where the murders took place and what court set the sentence.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: SpentPenny 8/27/2020 11:24:38 AM (No. 522606)
I see on USAToday that they got him last night! The rule of law matters, so if folks do not like murderers being capped they need to change the law. But as long as the law exists it needs to be carried out. That is asking no more than most of us are demanding in Kenosha.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: earlybird 8/27/2020 11:48:15 AM (No. 522631)
Re #10, the carjacking/murders took place on the Navajo reservation in Arizona. There are other articles out there, and one just posted (on his execution) has many details.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: earlybird 8/27/2020 11:49:44 AM (No. 522632)
Correction to my #12. New Mexico, not Arizona...
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Reply 14 - Posted by: earlybird 8/27/2020 11:53:14 AM (No. 522637)
Correction to #13!! #12 was right. The grandmother picked up two young hitchhikers in New Mexico. They were headed back to their reservation. When she went to let them out in Arizona, they killed her, drove her body and the little girl into the mountains, then killed the girl. Brutal killings.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: konocti95 8/27/2020 12:51:35 PM (No. 522704)
WOW! Only 19 years on death row. That's one of the speediest executions in recent memory.
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