Florida convicted murderer Freddie Lee Hall. The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a case involving hall that states must look beyond an intelligence test score in borderline cases of mental disability to determine whether a death row inmate is eligible to be executed. The justices said in a 5-4 decision that Florida and a handful of other states cannot rely solely on an IQ score above 70 to bar an inmate from claiming mental disability.
Florida convicted murderer Freddie Lee Hall. The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a case involving hall that states must look beyond an intelligence test score in borderline cases of mental disability to determine whether a death row inmate is eligible to be executed. The justices said in a 5-4 decision that Florida and a handful of other states cannot rely solely on an IQ score above 70 to bar an inmate from claiming mental disability. AP
Florida convicted murderer Freddie Lee Hall. The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a case involving hall that states must look beyond an intelligence test score in borderline cases of mental disability to determine whether a death row inmate is eligible to be executed. The justices said in a 5-4 decision that Florida and a handful of other states cannot rely solely on an IQ score above 70 to bar an inmate from claiming mental disability. AP

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May 27, 2014 3:49 PM

Hard IQ limit can’t determine death penalty eligibility, Supreme Court rules

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