Inmate’s IQ becomes an issue in execution appeal

“Convicted killer Marvin Lee Wilson, set to die Tuesday for a crime committed 20 years ago, said he often was teased about being illiterate when he was growing up in Beaumont.

“People, when they see that you is stupid, dumb and ignorant, they rather make fun of it and laugh about it, make you the laugh of the town, rather than say man, (he) needs some help,” Wilson said during a recent interview on death row. “I spent my life fighting trying to defend my honor rather than trying to learn.”

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Inmate-s-IQ-becomes-issue-in-execution-appeal-3767154.php

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