In what may be looked at by some as a desperation shot or even a “hail mary” attempt, the defense lawyers of a convicted hit-man called in a neuropsychologist and director of the Shepherd Center in Atlanta to testify that the convicted man functions at the level of a 12-year-old child. Additionally, the report stated that the neuropsychologist’s findings explained that the accused had a temper and was reckless, and even had difficulty understanding transportation. Criminal defense lawyers are hoping that the findings will sway the jury to sentence the man to life and not to death.
The alleged hitman was found guilty of choking and stabbing a 22-year-old woman, all this while being watched by her crying baby, for the amount of 10,000 dollars. Shockingly the person who wanted this young woman dead was apparently her father-in-law. The woman’s father-in-law is a native of India who apparently was willing to do whatever it took to end his son’s marriage to an African American.
The law calls that when a case involves the death penalty, a jury can take into hand the convicted murderer’s young life, their families, and life events. The jury can also weigh the brutality of the killing and the consequences it has caused to the friends and family of the victim.
Acknowledging that the accused man could have manipulated the test results by purposely incorrectly answering questions; the neuropsychologist said, “You would have to have a lot of skill to malinger consistently,” something that he felt the accused lacked.
When the neuropsychologist was asked by the prosecution if the accused knew right from wrong, the answer was, “Yes .. he just has a low IQ score.”
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