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USA (Texas): Death penalty / Legal concern, Kelsey Patterson

, Index number: AMR 51/053/2004

Kelsey Patterson is scheduled to be executed in Texas on 18 May 2004. He was sentenced to death in 1993 for a double murder committed in 1992. He has long suffered from paranoid schizophrenia, a serious mental illness whose symptoms can include hallucinations, delusions, confused thinking, and altered senses, emotions or behaviour. He was first diagnosed with this brain disorder in 1981.

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