State Supreme Court: Convicted Killer Not Intellectually Disabled

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The Louisiana Supreme Court says a Baton Rouge Man convicted of killing an elderly couple in 1991 for money to buy drugs is not intellectually disabled.

That ruling was handed down Friday in the case of Allen Robertson Jr. who will remain on death row.  The Advocate reports his attorney now plans to move to the federal courts to seek post-conviction relief for his client.

Sixteen years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court banned the execution of defendants found to be intellectually disabled. The state Supreme Court found Robertson didn't meet the criteria to have his death sentence voided.

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