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Supreme Court Blocks Texas From Executing Mentally Disabled Man

Justices criticized a state appeals court for using outdated medical standards when it determined that a murderer wasn't intellectually disabled and could therefore be executed.

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 to be put to death for his crime.

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