- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 22, 2014

HOUSTON (AP) - Prosecutors are presenting their case for a death penalty for a 23-year-old man convicted of capital murder in the Christmas Eve killings two years ago of a Houston-area police officer and an auto body shop owner.

The punishment phase of the trial of Harlem Lewis III continues for a second day Tuesday in Houston.

Meanwhile, attorneys for Harlem Lewis III say they intend to present experts to testify that Lewis has an IQ of 76, barely above mental retardation range. Defense attorney Patrick McCann aims to convince the Harris County jury to imprison his client for life without parole.

Jurors deliberated about two hours Friday before finding Lewis guilty of the deaths of Bellaire officer Jimmie Norman and auto body shop owner Terry Taylor.

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