Supreme Court Could Limit Execution of People with Dementia

October 2, 2018

(ABC News) – The Supreme Court appeared willing Tuesday to extend protection from capital punishment to people with dementia who can’t recall their crime or understand the circumstances of their execution. The eight justices heard arguments in the case of Alabama death row inmate Vernon Madison, who killed a police officer in 1985 but has suffered strokes that his lawyers say have left him with severe dementia.

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