David Leonard Wood: Legal Standard For Mental Retardation

POSTED: Thursday, August 20, 2009 - 9:46pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:24pm

David Leonard Wood's fate is now resting upon whether or not he is mentally retarded.

A hearing will be held here in El Paso at a yet to be determined time.

Lawyers for Wood will have to prove what falls within the guidelines for mental retardation, as set by the American Medical Associaton.

In addition, they will have to prove that those signs of mental retardation were manifest before David Wood was 18 years old.

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