Tuesday, July 03, 2007
Executing the Insane: The Case of Scott Panetti
See this half hour video on the Scott Panetti death penalty case from the website of the Texas Defender Service, and documents from the appeal. Panetti had a history of schizophrenia but was still allowed to represent himself (if incoherently and ineffectively) in court. See also the New York Times coverage, StandDown Texas has Texas and national news roundups, and here's more on the case from the Lethal Injection blog.