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Indiana's Catholic Bishops Want Renewed Execution Freeze

Oct 6, 2019
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's Roman Catholic bishops are calling for a renewed moratorium on executions at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute.


One of the five death row prisoners set to be executed at the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute is requesting a judge halt his execution because his rights were violated. 

Lezmond Mitchell's execution is set for Dec. 11. He was convicted of stabbing a 63-year-old grandmother to death and slitting her 9-year-old granddaughter's throat. Police found their beheaded, mutilated bodies in a shallow grave on a Navajo reservation in Arizona.