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Louisiana judge to issue mental disability ruling in October

1 month 1 week 2 days ago September 13, 2016 Sep 13, 2016 Tuesday, September 13 2016 September 13, 2016 8:17 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: AP News

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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