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The Death Penalty

Posted at 2:22 PM, Aug 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-08 15:22:45-04

Should the Death Penalty be allowed for those suffering from a mental illness?

59 year old Billy Ray Irick was convicted in the 1985 Rape and Murder of a 7 year old girl. He's scheduled to be executed August 9th.

But opponents state that his Mental illness was not properly considered during his trial.

Hannah Cox with the Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty joins Carrie Sharp on discuss why they believe using this method on a person with a diminished state of reality is unjust.