Monday, June 16, 2003

Lawyers argue issue of mental retardation of inmate whose execution was stayed in May

Earlier today in Roanoke, lawyers for Percy Walton and for the Commonwealth argued before Chief Judge Samuel Wilson of the W.D. Va. the issue of whether Walton was mentally retarded and therefore not subject to execution under the rule of the Supreme Court's decision in Atkins v. Virginia, as reported here by the AP.

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