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USA: Texas must halt ‘shameful’ execution of man with severe mental disability

Headline Title:  USA: Texas must not execute man with severe mental disability 28 November 2014 The State of Texas should immediately halt its shameful plans to execute a man with severe mental illness, said Amnesty International with the scheduled execution now less than a week away. Scott Panetti, a 56-year-old man whose mental illness predated and contributed to the 1992 double murder for which he was sent to death row, is scheduled to be executed in Texas soon after 6pm local time on 3 December. His mental illness infected his trial and persists to this day. He has spent nearly…

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