Judge okays execution of crazy inmate
A schizophrenic inmate on Florida’s death row can be executed, a state judge has ruled, because his grandiose religious delusions are quite common. The legally insane may not be executed, but Judge David Glant ruled that murderer John Ferguson’s claim to be the “Prince of God” who will sit at God’s right hand is “a relatively normal Christian belief” and doesn’t prove he’s crazy.
A pit bull gets a hearing
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A Georgia pit bull who attacked a 5-year-old child has been given its own court-appointed lawyer. Judge William Woodrum Jr. ordered an attorney to represent the interests of the dog at a hearing to decide if it should be euthanized. “All I can tell you is that the judge appointed me,” said lawyer Claude Kicklighter. “I really don’t know what the issues are.”
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