Tuesday, January 06, 2004

Arkansas Executes Mentally Ill Inmate


The headline is misleading: the defendant was ruled sane when he stabbed a woman to death during a robbery in 1979. His schizophrenia worsened to a "mentally ill" point during his time in jail. I don't think you should win immunity from the death penalty by becoming insane. After all, murdering someone will do that to anyone with a conscience.

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