Death row inmate cites a 'chaotic' upbringing on Navajo Nation
Posted: Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A non-Indian death row inmate who lost a last minute appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court
on Monday has said his life should be spared because he grew up on the Navajo Nation
Brett Hartman was sent to Window Rock, Arizona, as a child to live with his aunt.
According to a Cleveland Scene
article from 2009, he was the only non-Indian at his school and was teased by other kids in Navajo.
Hartman later moved to Ohio and was convicted of murdering a woman he knew in 1987. He said he didn't call police when he found her body because he grew up on the reservation, according to the Forgiveness Foundation
In an appeal to the Supreme Court, Hartman's attorneys said his upbringing on the reservation was part of an “remarkably chaotic and nomadic early childhood."
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