Mentally Ill Case Study

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As I was reading about these certain case there were questions that I had. One the things that I had a question about is when the doctors were having trouble finding out what is the accurate IQ for the person to be consider mentally ill. Also the other question that I had is the way the evidence was processed because this person could have been executed if it was not for his defense lawyer proving that he is really mentally ill. They need a better understanding to define what is considered a mentally ill person. My thought on this case is that there was clear evidence that he had problems since he was a child which led him to this crime. The prosecutors were trying to convince that Atkins was not mentally ill by saying his condition was from

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