In Stanly County, the state began rebuttal in the guilt phase of State v. Robinson.
presented evidence that his mother drank throughout her pregnancy and
that both his father and mother have extremely low IQs. Robinson himself
has borderline intellectual functioning. This had a major impact on
Robinson's brain, resulting in a very low functioning adult. Robinson's
lawyers have argued that Robinson did have the capacity to form the
requisite intent to commit first degree murder.
state has begun putting on state-paid experts who, while acknowledging
Robinson's low function, state the belief that he could form the
If convicted, Robinson could face the death penalty.
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