- Associated Press - Sunday, January 15, 2017

CLEVELAND (AP) - Defense attorneys for a man accused in the 2014 shooting deaths of a pregnant woman and three others in Cleveland say he’s intellectually disabled and shouldn’t face the death penalty.

Cleveland.com reports (https://bit.ly/2iZO67Z ) court records filed by attorneys for 20-year-old James Sparks-Henderson II cite school records that show his IQ was measured at 73 in 2010.

Court records say Sparks-Henderson’s lawyers found a mental health expert to examine him last year. The report was filed under seal in November.

A judge has scheduled a March 10 hearing to decide if the case should remain a death penalty case.

Police have said a masked gunman killed three people in a home and then fired into a car, killing a woman and her unborn child.


Information from: cleveland.com, https://www.cleveland.com

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