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Topic - Ashley Wright
Georgia, which was the first state to pass a law prohibiting the execution of mentally disabled death row inmates, is revisiting a requirement for defendants to prove the disability beyond a reasonable doubt — the strictest burden of proof in the nation.
Ashley Wright, district attorney for the Augusta district and president of the state District Attorneys' Association, said prosecutors question the logic of changing a law that they don't see as problematic and that repeatedly has been upheld by state and federal courts.
when there is proof of their mental disability supported by appropriate documentation from credible and reliable experts, she said.