Competency to be executed

Panetti v. Davis, 863 F.3d 366 (5th Cir. 2017)

Fifth Circuit finds petitioner who was convicted of murder and sentenced to death has a due process right to a hearing and funds for counsel and mental health experts to pursue a claim that he is not competent to be executed due to his serious mental illness.

Found in DMHL Volume 36, Issue 3