Lawyers for a death row inmate
scheduled to die next week are asking a court to stop the
execution. Attorneys for Marcus Reymond Robinson say the state's method
of execution is cruel and unusual and that there is a new issue in
Attorneys say the state's lethal injection form of execution is
possibly painful and should be stopped.
The attorneys also contend that Robinson has a brain defect
unknown to a doctor during his trial. They say the defect was
caused by an abusive father when Robinson was three years old and
it affects impulse control.
Robinson is scheduled for execution January 26 at 2 a.m. He was
convicted in the slaying of Erik Tornblom who gave him a ride.
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