Appeals court stays execution of schizophrenic Texas man

By: Scott Kaufman

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a stay of execution against Scott Panetti, who was convicted of murdering his second wife’s parents in 1992, but who had been diagnosed with “early schizophrenia” at the time of his honorable discharge from the Navy in 1978.Panetti’s lawyers requested the say, claiming it was imperative that the Supreme Court “review this case to determine whether the imposition of the death penalty on offenders with severe mental illness offends contemporary standards of decency.”  225 more words

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