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Texas stirs controversy with plans to execute schizophrenic man
Texas stirs controversy with plans to execute schizophrenic man

Attorneys and a politically diverse coalition of supporters are fighting to stop Texas from executing a schizophrenic man this week, arguing that to do so would be unconstitutional. Scott Panetti, 56, is scheduled to be executed 6 p.m. local time Wednesday for murdering his wife’s parents at their central Texas home in 1992, shooting them with a deer-hunting rifle in front of his wife and their 3-year-old daughter. He confessed at trial, where he wore a cowboy costume to defend himself -- arguing he was innocent by reason of insanity -- and subpoenaed more than 200 witnesses including the pope, John F. Kennedy and Jesus. He said that only an insane person could prove...

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