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OCT 21, 2013 - Yahoo! News

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U.S. high court to examine IQ threshold for death penalty

By David Ingram WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court said on Monday it would hear a death row appeal from a Florida man ruled mentally disabled in 1992 but later found competent to be executed after he scored 71 on an IQ test, the minimum under state law. In a brief order, the court said it would consider whether Florida used a lawful process to determine that convicted murderer Freddie Lee Hall, awaiting execution pending appeals, was not mentally disabled after all. ...

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