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Mon Feb 25, 2013, 11:02 AM

Supreme Court Rejects Virginia’s Appeal In Case Involving Death Row Inmate With Low IQ

Source: Associated Press

By Associated Press,

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has rebuffed Virginia’s request to reinstate the death sentence of a convicted killer who claims he is too mentally disabled to be executed.

The justices on Monday did not comment in letting stand lower court rulings that threw out the sentence of death for Leon Winston, convicted in the shooting deaths of Anthony and Rhonda Robinson in 2002. Rhonda Robinson, who was pregnant, was shot to death in front of her 4- and 8-year-old daughters.

The lower court concluded that Winston’s lawyers did not try hard enough to show Winston was mentally disabled, and thus, ineligible to be executed under a 2002 Supreme Court ruling.

Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/supreme-court-rejects-virginias-appeal-in-case-involving-death-row-inmate-with-low-iq/2013/02/25/96d44ce0-7f5e-11e2-a671-0307392de8de_story.html

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Reply Supreme Court Rejects Virginia’s Appeal In Case Involving Death Row Inmate With Low IQ (Original post)
Purveyor Feb 2013 OP
Tommy_Carcetti Feb 2013 #1
ButterflyBlood Feb 2013 #3
RedstDem Feb 2013 #4
happyslug Feb 2013 #2

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:05 PM

1. Why in God's name would a state waste their tax dollars on an appeal like that?

Sheesh. Talk about a misplaced set of priorities.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:44 PM

3. Take a look at who Virginia's Attorney General is

And there you have your answer.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #1)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 01:47 PM

4. coocoocoochanelli

i misspelled his name on purpose, he's such a POS, he doesn't even deserve correct spelling, or punctuation!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Mon Feb 25, 2013, 12:21 PM

2. Here is the Supreme Court Filings in this case:

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