Richmond Times-Dispatch: Cuccinelli, Earley ask Texas to spare life of mentally ill killer

By FRANK GREEN Richmond Times-Dispatch

Two former Virginia attorneys general are among a dozen conservatives who have signed a letter asking Texas Gov. Rick Perry to spare the life of a mentally ill man set to be executed Wednesday.

According to the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Scott Panetti, 56, was sentenced to death for the 1992 slayings of his in-laws in their Fredericksburg, Texas, home, later telling police his alter ego, “Sarge,” was responsible.

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