Justice For Robert W. Mitchell
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Robert Mitchell was a 15-year-old Indigenous, Creek/Seminole Nation, boy who was convicted of 1st-degree murder and robbery. There has never been found a murder weapon, nor any DNA or witnesses linking him to it. Robert has held on to his innocence for 25 years.
The District Attorney office tried to give Robert Mitchell the death penalty. Knowing the Supreme Court's ruling in Thompson v Oklahoma 1988. The courts deemed it cruel and unusual punishment and unconstitutional. Even knowing this they make comments to the media saying they may be pursuing it but they would have to find a way around it because he was 15 at the time. Later Robert was sentenced to life without parole.
Law enforcement never searched for the car, they never investigated claims of when someone else had admitted to the murder.
Robert Mitchell 15 year old, was doing what he was asked by going and checking the elderly lady across the road. His grandma and he both heard dogs barking lights on and a car leaving. Concerned the elderly lady was sick he went to go check on her. Peeked in the window. Seen her laying there ran home and called the family and etc. He later learned she has been stabbed to death 3 times. Once being stabbed in the heart. Robert was not covered in blood. The DA office said a sock that had speck of blood on it was the victim but no DNA linking him. They claimed there were shoe prints but OSBI, Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, could not conclusively say if it was blood or not in the victim's home. They couldn't even say if it was Roberts shoe.
Law enforcement even went on restricted Indian Land after Robert had been arrested without a search warrant and not notifying tribal police, BIA or FBI to search his grandma house where Robert lived.
Robert Mitchell was an Indigenous little boy who was convicted wrongfully and we feel he never received a fair trial.Robert was given such a harsh sentence for a juvenile, Life without parole.
Robert Mitchell has been granted a post conviction relief trial hearing. We are trying to get signatures in support of Robert. To show we believe he should be released. That he has the community supporting him.
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