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2020-07-31 -Lurid Crime Tales-
U.S. to execute man despite victims' family and Navajo Nation pleas
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Posted by Fred 2020-07-31 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6491 views ]  Top

#1 ...ordered the girl "to lay down and die," slit her throat twice, and when she didn't die,...

...possible racial bias.

Dream on, scum bag.
Posted by Clem 2020-07-31 00:17||   2020-07-31 00:17|| Front Page Top

#2 The dead have no representation except that of the state. When the direct victims pleas for mercy, we can listen.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-07-31 03:03||   2020-07-31 03:03|| Front Page Top

#3 The headline vs. the bullet point have me confused.

Is the victims family asking for the Execution, or Not wanting it?

Because the US-AG rescheduled delayed the execution thus further delaying it?
Posted by J-Nobody 2020-07-31 09:26||   2020-07-31 09:26|| Front Page Top

#4 I agree that the bullet points, are unilluminating, J-Nobody, and the full text of the article at the link is no more so. But a search of the killer’s name lead me to an AZ Central article on the subject, which in forms us that

The Navajo Nation is against the death penalty.

Johnathan Aminoff and Celeste Bacchi, Mitchell's lawyers, said in a statement that the federal government's announcement of a new execution date demonstrates disrespect for the Navajo Nation's values and sovereignty.

"In what the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals referred to as a 'betrayal of a promise made to the Navajo Nation,' the Department of Justice exploited a legal loophole and sought the death penalty against Mr. Mitchell for the federal crime of carjacking over the objection of the Navajo Nation, the victims’ family, and the local United States Attorney’s Office."

The world does like to deplore those barbaric, uncivilized Americans and their fondness for killing, both personally with guns (!!!) and in our death penalty for convicted criminals, which most First World countries have given up.
Posted by trailing wife 2020-07-31 09:44||   2020-07-31 09:44|| Front Page Top

#5 Navajo Nation is opposed to the death penalty. If the killer and victims are Navajo I personally think their preferences should apply.
Posted by Glenmore 2020-07-31 16:19||   2020-07-31 16:19|| Front Page Top

#6 ^ As long as they're contained to the Rez and can only interact (or prey on) Navajos, I'd be more agreeable to that
Posted by Frank G 2020-07-31 16:31||   2020-07-31 16:31|| Front Page Top

#7 Have the members of the Navajo Nation set up a GoFundMe and donate the cost to pay for his lifetime residence at the nearest Super Max Prison.

Everybody wants something, like clemency for a depraved killer (9 year girl !!), paid for with Other People's Money™. Let them take personal responsibilty.
Posted by magpie 2020-07-31 19:37||   2020-07-31 19:37|| Front Page Top

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