The US Justice Department on Wednesday setAug 26 as the execution date for the founded guilty killer of a 63- year- old lady and her granddaughter 20 years earlier, in what would be the fourth federal execution this summer season after a 17- year hiatus, Wkzo.com reported.
Lezmond Mitchell, 38, who is a member of the Navajo Nation and the only Native American on federal death row, was founded guilty of killing Alyce Slim and her 9- year- old granddaughter throughout a carjacking in Arizona onOct 28, 2001.
He is arranged to be carried out by deadly injection at the U.S. jail in Terre Haute, Indiana.
“Allowing Mr. Mitchell’s execution to go forward would be a grave injustice and an unprecedented affront to tribal sovereignty, and it should not be permitted to proceed,” his lawyers stated in a declaration.
Mitchell and an accomplice were implicated of stabbing Slim to death and after that driving practically 40 miles (64 km) into the mountains with her body in the rear seat of her pickup beside the kid. He then bought the lady out of the lorry and killed her, according to federal district attorneys.
Mitchell later on admitted to the killings, the Justice Department stated in a declaration.
His accomplice Johnny Orsinger, 35, is serving life in federal jail in Atlanta.
Mitchell had actually been arranged to be put to death last December, however the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals remained the execution while it dealt with an appeal.
The court all declined his claim in April and rejected his demand for complete- court rehearing previously this month.