Texas Executes Developmentally Disabled Man in Violation of 2002 Supreme Court Ruling

On Tuesday night, Texas executed Marvin Wilson, whose IQ score was 61 — low enough that it should have met any standard for “diminished mental capacity.” Shockingly, the US Supreme Court did not intervene to stop the execution despite its 2002 decision in Atkins v. Virginia barring the execution of the “mentally retarded” as “cruel and unusual punishment” in violation of the Eighth Amendment.

See full article here.

One response to “Texas Executes Developmentally Disabled Man in Violation of 2002 Supreme Court Ruling

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