TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) – A fourth execution took place at the federal prison in Terre Haute.
Lezmond Mitchell died by lethal injection at 6:29 Wednesday night.
When asked if he had any final words Mitchell said, “No, I’m good.”
He was convicted of stabbing to death Alyce Slim, 63, and killing her granddaughter, Tiffany Lee, 9. According to the Bureau of Prisons, Mitchell slit the little girls throat and then smashed her head with a rock.
Lee’s dad witnessed Mitchell’s execution.
His attorney later read Lee’s prepared statement.
Lee wrote, “I have waited 19 years to get justice for my daughter, Tiffany. I will never get Tiffany back, but I hope this will bring some closure.” The statement went on to say, “I would like to thank those who investigated her murder, prosecuted the case and ensured justice was done.”
Another execution is scheduled for Friday and two more in September.