Mental retarded banned execution bill vetoed - - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - |

Mental retarded banned execution bill vetoed

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Governor Keating has vetoed a bill that would have banned executions of mentally retarded defendants.

The measure would have prohibited the state from executing defendants with an I-Q of 70 or below who are classified as developmentally disabled.

Eighteen other states already have a similar law.

Keating says the bill isn't needed because existing state law already protects defendants who lack the mental capacity to understand the consequences of their acts.
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103 is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.