Article reveals the potential for error and inconsistency in the diagnosing of mental retardation among the perpetrators of capital crimes by analyzing two murder cases, Indiana v. Miller and Rogers v. State, in which one defendant was found to have MR while the other defendant, though appearing to exhibit similar characteristics to the first defendant, was not.
Olvera, D. R., Dever, R. B., & Earnest, M. A. (2000). Mental retardation and sentences for murder: Comparison of two recent court cases. Mental Retardation, 38(3), 228-233.
Death Penalty/Capital Offenses - General