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A judge rules that an Arizona prisoner is psychologically fit to be executed

A judge has ruled that Clarence Dixon, an Arizona prisoner convicted in the 1978 killing of a university student, is mentally fit to be put to death next week.

Judge Robert Olson rejected an argument from defense lawyers that Clarence Dixon’s psychological problems prevent him from rationally understanding why the state wants to end his life.

(Image credit: Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry via AP, File)


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