Monday, June 20, 2011

Execution Watch 6/21/11

This comes to us from Execution Watch...

When he arrived in prison, Milton Mathis scored 62 on an IQ test, well below the threshold of 70 that is a widely accepted indication of retardation. The Supreme Court has banned as cruel and unusual the execution of people who are mentally retarded. Mathis's claims of retardation have never been heard in a federal court. Nonetheless, Texas intends to put him to death Tuesday by lethal injection. Unless a stay is issued, Execution Watch will broadcast live coverage of the execution and Mathis's case.

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MILTON MATHIS, 32, He cheated death in 2005 through a stay of execution. Six years later, he received a new date despite the fact that motions alleging he is mentally retarded have never been heard in federal court. The U.S. Supreme Court turned down an appeal in February 2011. His attorneys continued to petition for a hearing on evidence that he is retarded and therefore ineligible for execution. The Houston native was convicted in the 1998 shooting deaths of two men in Fort Bend County. More background at > Backpage.


June 21, 2011, 6 PM Central Time -- unless a stay is issued
Houston area: KPFT 90.1 FM; Galveston, TX, 89.5; Huntsville, TX, 89.7
Worldwide: > Listen

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