Texas to execute mentally ill man in controversial case


Texas is scheduled Thursday to execute a mentally ill man for conspiracy to murder in a case that death penalty opponents say illustrates why the practice is deeply flawed.

Jeffery Lee Wood, 35, “has never taken a human life by his own hands,” and “was outside the building in a car at the time of the murder,” his attorneys said in a statement.

Wood’s partner in crime, Daniel Reneau, was executed in 2002 for killing a store manager during a robbery.

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