US Supreme Court allows execution of inmate who contends low IQ should spare his life

AP:The U.S. Supreme Court will allow tonight’s execution of a Texas death row inmate whose lawyers say is ineligible for the death penalty due to his low IQ.

Marvin Wilson, 54, was sentenced to death for killing a police informant in 1992. His attorneys say his IQ is 61, below the threshold of 70, which would suggest he’s mentally impaired.

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    Although I do not condone the death sentence, I do support the U.S. Supreme Court clarifying that IQ alone is not...
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    Tired of living in this stupid state.
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    well of course texas is going to execute the mentally retarded. it’s texas.
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    hm….
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