Article examines the validity of the Court's ruling in Atkins, that the defendant did not have MR and, therefore, should rightly receive the death sentence, and stresses the importance of calling expert witnesses who have experience diagnosing MR using both IQ and adaptive functioning in the decision-making process.
Perske, R. (2005). Strange shift in the case of Daryl Atkins. Mental Retardation, 43(6), 454-455.
Death Penalty/Capital Offenses - General