Published on: Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Lezmond Mitchell was put to death Wednesday evening at the federal prison in Terre Haute, information available here. Previous coverage can be foundĀ here, here, here, and here. On Sunday, Mitchell's attorneys asked the U.S. Supreme Court to halt his execution in a request that was denied Tuesday night.

Mr. Mitchell, 38, was a member of the Navajo Nation and the only Native American on death row. It marks the only time in modern history the federal government has sought the death penalty over the objection of a tribe when the crime was committed on tribal land.