Posted on August 7, 2012 at 10:07 AM
HUNTSVILLE, Texas—Convicted killer Marvin Wilson is looking to the U.S. Supreme Court to keep him from the Texas death chamber.
Attorneys for the 54-year-old Wilson say he’s mentally impaired and should be spared from lethal injection in Huntsville Tuesday evening. The high court has barred execution of mentally impaired people.
State lawyers contend the single test that indicated mental impairment was faulty and the results are different in all other psychological testing of the Jefferson County man.
He’s set for execution for the abduction and fatal shooting of 21-year-old Jerry Williams. Authorities say Williams was a Beaumont police informant killed in 1992 for providing information that led to Wilson’s arrest on drug charges and the seizure of cocaine from his apartment.