Death Row Inmate Allowed To Challenge Execution Procedures For Mentally Retarded

A federal appeals court has ruled that a Kentucky death row inmate can challenge how the state enforces its ban on executing the mentally retarded.

The US sixth circuit court of appeals ruled yesterday 2-to-1 that Thomas Clyde Bowling's claim that Kentucky’s procedures violate due process can go forward.

Bowling was sentenced to death for the 1990 killing of Edward and Tina early outside their Lexington dry cleaning business.

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