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Should the Mentally Retarded be Executed?

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Some of those who commit heinous crimes suffer from mental retardation or other mental disabilities. Almost by definition, they suffer from a diminished capacity to understand what they have done. Some states, however, allow them to be executed - but is capital punishment appropriate for someone who is mentally retarded?

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