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Jan 25, 2021

Capital Case Roundup — Death Penalty Court Decisions the Week of January 182021

NEWS (1/​22/​21) — Texas: The Kaufman County District Attorney’s office has con­ced­ed that Texas death-row pris­on­er Charles Brownlow is intel­lec­tu­al­ly dis­abled and can­not be resen­tenced to death. The coun­ty pros­e­cu­tors’ deci­sion comes after the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals reversed Brownlow’s death sen­tence, say­ing that the state courts had pre­vi­ous­ly reject­ed his claim of intel­lec­tu­al dis­abil­i­ty using a def­i­n­i­tion of the dis­or­der that the U.S. Supreme Court lat­er struck down as unconstitutional.