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7TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS
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WRIGHT v. WALLS (04/24/02 - No. 01-3066, 01-3157)
A death sentence was properly vacated where sentencing
judge failed to
consider mitigating evidence related to appellant's
traumatic childhood;
defense attorney's failure to evaluate a portion of
appellant's medical
records did not constitute ineffective assistance of
counsel.

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http://laws.lp.findlaw.com/7th/013066.html



STEVENSON v. STATE OF TEXAS (04/24/02 - No. 73,963)
Evidence of a low IQ score, and of unusual behavior
indicative of
mental illness, will not support a finding of mental
retardation, and
appellant's capital sentence will not be overturned.

To read the full text of this opinion, go to:
http://www.cca.courts.state.tx.us/opinions/73963.htm