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U.S. executes only Native American on federal death row

FILE PHOTO: The sun sets on the Federal Corrections Complex in Terre Haute

(Reuters) – The United States executed the only Native American on federal death row on Wednesday over opposition from the Navajo Nation, which says the government is infringing tribal sovereignty.

Lezmond Mitchell, a 38-year-old Navajo and convicted murderer, was pronounced dead at 6:29 p.m. in the Department of Justice’s execution chamber in Terre Haute, Indiana, according to report by a media witness.

(Reporting by Jonathan Allen; Editing by Chris Reese)

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