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15 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Texas Is About To Execute A Man With An IQ Of 67

Two days after the execution of Warren Hill, a Georgia man whose lawyers said he had an intellectual disability, another prisoner is scheduled to die despite his attorneys making a similar argument. The state of Texas is set to execute Robert Ladd, 57, on Thursday at 7 p.m. EST, unless the Supreme Court steps in. The American Civil Liberties Union, ...

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16 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Eric Frein Pleads Not Guilty To Killing State Trooper

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist who spent more than a month on the run after authorities say he killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a late-night ambush pleaded not guilty Thursday, setting the stage for a trial at which prosecutors will seek to put him on death row. Eric Frein, 31, was arraigned at the ...

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19 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Why Are IQ Scores Still Being Used To Determine Who Is Fit To Be Executed?

This investigation was reported by Dana Goldstein and Maurice Chammah for The Marshall Project, a nonprofit news organization focused on the U.S. criminal justice system. You can sign up for their newsletter, or follow The Marshall Project on Facebook or Twitter. Ever since the Supreme Court ruled that prisoners suffering from “mental retardation” — a now outdated term — could ...

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23 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Robert Ladd Execution: Man Convicted In Fatal Beating Set To Die Thursday

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, Jan 29 (Reuters) - Texas plans on Thursday to execute Robert Ladd, 57, who was convicted of beating a woman to death with a hammer in her home in 1996 and then setting her body on fire. The execution by lethal injection is scheduled for 6 p.m. CST at the state's death chamber in Huntsville. ...

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JAN 28, 2015 - Huffington Post

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Richard Glossip Reacts To News That He Won't Be Executed This Week: 'It's So Unbelievable'

McALESTER, Okla. -- Death row inmate Richard Glossip described Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court order suspending his impending execution as "so unbelievable." "I've felt amazing today," Glossip said hours after he heard the news, sounding elated and buoyed by hope. Glossip laughed easily during a conversation with The Huffington Post, talking excitedly about reconnecting with family and learning just how far ...

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