Louisiana judge to issue mental disability ruling in October
BATON ROUGE - A state judge says he'll decide in October whether a Baton Rouge man is mentally disabled and thus ineligible for execution if convicted of first-degree murder.
Twenty-five-year-old Aramis Jackson is charged in the September 2010 shooting death of a 42-year-old mother during a home invasion.
Jackson also is charged with attempted first-degree murder in the shooting and wounding of Alexandra Engler's then-9-year-old daughter.
East Baton Rouge Parish prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty if Jackson is found guilty of capital murder.
He does not have a trial date.
Two psychologists who examined Jackson have split on the issue of whether he is intellectually disabled.
Judge Tony Marabella said Monday he will issue a ruling on Oct. 14.
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