Lezmond Mitchell, Only Native American On Federal Death Row, Executed For Slayings Of 9-Year-Old And Her GrandmotherThe only Native American on federal death row was put to death Wednesday, despite objections from many Navajo leaders who had urged President Donald Trump to halt the execution on the grounds it would violate tribal culture and sovereignty.
Only Native American On Federal Death Row Set To Be ExecutedIf Lezmond Mitchell is put to death on schedule and becomes the fourth federal inmate executed this year, the federal government under the pro-death penalty president will have carried out more executions in 2020 than in the previous 56 years combined.
US Executes Second Man In A Week After Supreme Court Clears Way; Lawyers Said Wesley Ira Purkey Had DementiaWesley Ira Purkey’s lawyers had argued his dementia had deteriorated so severely that he didn’t understand why he was being executed.
Judge Halts Execution Of Wesley Ira Purkey, Amid Claims Convicted Killer Isn’t Mentally FitA judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man, said to be suffering from dementia, who had been set to die by lethal injection in the federal government’s second execution this week after a 17-year hiatus.
US Carries Out The First Federal Execution In Nearly 2 DecadesThe execution of Daniel Lewis Lee came over the objection of the victims’ relatives and following days of legal wrangling and delays.
Judge Blocks Federal Executions; Trump Administration AppealsU.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan said there are still legal issues to resolve and that “the public is not served by short-circuiting legitimate judicial process."
Holocaust Survivor Eva Kor Dies At Age 85Kor is a Jewish native of Romania who was sent in 1944 to the Auschwitz concentration camp, where most of her family was killed. She and her twin sister survived, but were subjected to inhumane medical experiments.
Indiana Lawmakers Considering Casino Moves, Sports BettingA shake-up of Indiana's gambling laws being debated could see two new casinos being built and allow legalizing sports betting to start as early as next year.
Indiana Museum To Tell Story Of Basketball Great Larry Bird He won three NBA championships with the Celtics.
Indiana Police Officer Killed During ShootoutThe death of the police officer is the first of officer with the Terre Haute Police Department since July 11, 2011.
Indiana Police Officer Fatally Shot; Suspect Still At LargeA western Indiana police officer has been fatally shot, and officers have surrounded an apartment complex where they believe the suspect remains at large.
Federal Inmate Attacks Drew Peterson With Food Tray: SourceThe motivation for the attack was to get some of the convicted murderer's belongings and sell them on eBay, a source tells WBBM.
Attorney: Drew Peterson 'Probably Better Off' In Federal PrisonThe reason for convicted wife killer Drew Peterson's transfer from an Illinois prison to a federal facility in Indiana remained a mystery on Wednesday, but his attorney said whatever the basis might be, the former Bolingbrook police officer is "probably better off."
Indiana Doctor Arrested Downstate For 4 Nebraska MurdersAn Indiana doctor who was fired from a Nebraska medical school more than a decade ago has been arrested on suspicion of killing four people with ties to the school in two separate attacks five years apart.
Indiana Inmate Charged With Running 2nd Drug Ring From PrisonAuthorities in Indiana have busted a prison inmate for a second time for allegedly running a drug ring from his cell.