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USA (Ohio): Further information on death penalty: Wilfred Lee Berry, white (please note correct spelling of name)

, N° d'index: AMR 51/017/1998

Wilford Berry received a stay of execution from a Federal District Judge on 27 February. The prosecution unsuccessfully appealed the stay of execution to a higher court. A further hearing is due to be held on 24 March.The judge cited a US Supreme Court standard from 1966 which concluded that a person is incompetent "to forego further proceedings if he suffers from a mental disease, disorder or defect which may substantially affect his capacity in the premises."

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