The state that likes to keep on killing is at it again.
ON TUESDAY NIGHT, TEXAS PLANS TO EXECUTE:
MARVIN WILSON. Mr. Wilson was sent to death row after his conviction in the 1992 kidnapping and murder of confidential police information Jerry Williams following a confrontation between the two. A tip from the victim had led to a police search in which drugs were seized and charges lodged against Mr. Wilson. His attorneys argued unsuccessfully on appeal that he is ineligible for execution because he is mentally retarded.
Mr. Wilson's IQ is estimated to be 61.
For more information on Mr. Wilson, click here.
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- "Texas judges doing brain surgery," Simple Justice (8/1/12)
- "Only in Texas: the grave error of using literature rather than scientific methodology to assess mental retardation in a capital sentence case," Danielle Citron, Concurring Opinions (7/31/12)
- Dr. Donald Trahan's report on Marvin Wilson (7/6/04)
- Addendum to Dr. Trahan's report (7/14/04)