A federal judge has ruled that a man on death row for killing two undercover New York Police Department officers can’t be executed because he is intellectually disabled.
On Tuesday, Judge Nicholas Garaufis vacated an order that sentenced Ronell Wilson to death.
Two juries had sentenced Wilson to die. But the judge found he can’t be executed because he meets the legal standard to be considered intellectually disabled.
Wilson was charged in the 2003 point-blank shootings of undercover officers James Nemorin and Rodney Andrews in a gun sting gone awry. The officers were shot in the backs of their heads.
While he was incarcerated, Wilson impregnated a guard at a federal lockup.
Source: The AP