Atkins vs. Virginia
Argued February twenty,2002
Decide Gregorian calendar month twenty,2002
1-Daryl Renard Atkins was condemned of abduction, stickup, and capital murder.
2-the defense relied on one witness, a rhetorical scientist, UN agency testified that Atkins was gently mentally disabled
3-The jury sentenced Atkins to death
4-the Virginia Supreme Court relied on Penry v. Lynaugh, in rejecting Atkins’ rivalry that he couldn’t be sentenced to death as a result of he’s people
The Court control that executions of people criminals ar “cruel and weird punishments” prohibited by the eighth modification.
case during which the supreme court of the u. s. dominated six -3 that capital punishment folks with intellectual disabilities
violates the eighth amendments.