A Navajo man, convicted of a gruesome double murder on the Navajo Nation in 2001, was executed by lethal injection Wednesday in Indiana. Thirty-eight year old Lezmond Mitchell was executed at 6:29 p.m. eastern time after being found found guilty of the beating and stabbing deaths of 63-year-old Alycie Sim and her nine-year-old granddaughter near Sawmill. Earlier this month, Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez sent a letter to President Trump asking him to commute Mitchell’s sentence to life in prison. The president has not responded to the request. Mitchell was convicted on eleven counts, including two counts of first-degree murder. The Associated Press reports that when asked if he had any last words for his family, Mitchell said “no, I’m good.” He was the fourth person to die on death row this year.
May 07 2021