Texas Executes Inmate With Mental State of a Child
Posted on Tue Aug 07, 2012 at 05:21:00 PM EST
Tags: Marv Wilson, deatth penalty, Texecutions (all tags)
Update: RIP Marvin Wilson. The Texecution proceeded, and Mr. Wilson was pronounced dead 14 minutes after it began.
Bump and Update: The Supreme Court has refused to intervene.
At 54, Marvin Wilson can't use a telephone book. He reads and writes on a first- or second-grade level. Those who know the Southeast Texas man say he can't match socks, he doesn't understand what a bank account is for, he's been known to fasten his belt to the point of nearly cutting off his circulation. The day his son was born, one sister recalled, he reverted to the familiar habit of sucking his thumb. His IQ, according to the most valid indicator of human intelligence, is 61, below the first percentile.
|< Court Accepts Jared Loughner's Guilty Pleas | Postponed: Lawyers for Amendment 64 Press Conference >|