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USA (North Carolina): Further information on death penalty / legal concern: Johnnie Lee McKnight

, Index number: AMR 51/184/1999

At the hearing into Johnnie McKnight's competency to stand trial, now rescheduled for 7 December 1999, his lawyers will argue that he should not be tried because he has profound learning disabilities and does not understand the seriousness of the situation he is facing.

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