Last minute postponement of Texas execution

Forty-one-year-old convicted killer Robert James Campbell would have been the first executed by lethal injection after a botched execution in Oklahoma, but Campbell lived to see another day after the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals temporarily halted his scheduled execution on grounds that he could be mentally impaired, The Dallas Morning News reported on May 13.

Campbell’s attorneys made the appeal suggesting the mental impairment of Campbell had not been given the chance to be sufficiently proved. IQ tests done by the state upon Campbell’s earlier incarceration were never released. Mental retardation is considered 70 on the IQ scale, and Campbell tested at 71 and 69 on two different occasions.

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