Supreme Court Blocks Texas from Executing Mentally Disabled Man

February 20, 2019

(NPR) – Finding that a Texas court hadn’t followed its instructions, the U.S. Supreme Court has declared that a Texas man who killed a store clerk during a botched robbery attempt “is a person with intellectual disability” and therefore cannot be put to death. This is the second time the Supreme Court has weighed in on the case, which stems from a 1980 robbery in which Bobby J. Moore shot and killed a store clerk. The issue before the court has been whether Moore lacked the intellectual capacity to be put to death for his crime.

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