Murder suspect seeks mental retardation ruling – Dothan Eagle: Crime Court


Two Dothan defense lawyers hope to save the life of their client, who faces the death penalty, by asking the court to consider whether their client is mentally retarded.

Lawyers Shaun McGhee and Matt Lamere submitted a request to Circuit Court Judge Butch Binford Thursday for him to set a hearing, and to consider a ruling on whether their client is mentally retarded.

McGhee and Lamere represent 50-year-old Gregory Lawton, who has two pending capital murder charges. If convicted of either capital murder charge he faces the death penalty or life in prison without the opportunity for parole.

via Murder suspect seeks mental retardation ruling – Dothan Eagle: Crime Court.

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