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Mugshot of Tyrone Christoper Allen. (credit: Texas Dept. of Public Safety)

Dallas Case Has Appeals Court Looking At Mental Capacity & The Death Penalty

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled that a Dallas County judge has the right to hold a hearing to figure out whether an accused murderer has the mental capacity to face the death penalty.

CBSDFW.COM–05/14/2015

Texas death chamber execution gurney. (credit: AP)

Man Convicted For Killing Texas Police Informant Set To Die

A Texas death row inmate scheduled to die later Tuesday for the killing of a police informant 20 years ago is hoping the U.S. Supreme Court agrees with his attorneys that he’s too mentally impaired to qualify for execution.

08/07/2012

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Wildfires Bring Renewed Concern For Physically Disabled

The rapidly moving wildfires burning across Texas prove just how quickly entire neighborhoods have to evacuate. But for the intellectually or physically disabled, it’s not easy.

09/05/2011

Police Searching For Mentally-Challenged Man

Police in Grand Prairie continue searching for a mentally-challenged man who hasn’t been seen for a month and a half.

08/16/2010