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Daryl Atkins’ Fate Hanging On His IQ

Daryl Atkins

“The life of a convicted murderer is hanging in the balance while a US jury considers whether his intelligence has increased enough to allow him to be put to death.

…the intellectual stimulation the killer got by constant contact with lawyers in the case is thought to have raised his IQ above the threshold of 70, which puts him in line for the death penalty in Virginia.”

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Incredible that anyone’s life could rest on an outmoded measure like IQ.
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