Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty’s Ben Jones recently authored an article published by Young Americans for Liberty. He describes Texas’ attempt to execute an inmate suffering from severe mental illness. Jones said,
Texas has scheduled an execution date of December 3 for Scott Panetti, who was convicted of murdering his wife’s parents in 1992. Panetti suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. Prior to the murders of which he was convicted, Panetti was hospitalized over a dozen times for mental illness.
He closed by saying,
Dr. Ron Paul and others are calling on Texas to stop this execution. Regarding the case, Dr. Paul writes, “The circumstances of this case present a situation where execution does not serve the state of Texas.”