Death Row

Texas Executes Low-IQ Inmate

A man convicted of raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl was executed Thursday evening in Texas, despite protests from his attorneys that he was mentally impaired. Bobby Wayne Woods' IQ tests indicated a score ranging between the 60s and 80s. An IQ of 70 is considered mentally impaired in the eyes of the law. The U.S. Supreme Court refused to intervene, and Woods was put to death via lethal injection. It was Texas' 24th and last scheduled execution of the year. Woods' final words were "Bye. I'm ready."