Judge refuses to re-consider competency of convicted Texas murderer

Fifty-three-year-old convicted murderer Kenneth Wayne Thomas, who was imprisoned for killing a couple in Dallas in 1986, has been rejected for another competency trial by a Dallas judge, and his punishment for capital murder resumed, The Dallas Morning News reported on July 14.

Thomas received a death sentence in 1987 for murdering Fred and Mildred Finch, an attorney and a school teacher, in their South Dallas house during a burglary.

In 2010, Thomas was ruled by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to be unfit for trial because he had an IQ of 70. However, a jury declared last week that Thomas was competent to stand trial.

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