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Brain science v. death penalty

Christopher Simmons, now 28, was sentenced to die for killing a woman when he was 17. Tomorrow, the US Supreme Court will consider whether teenagers such as Simmons can be executed for their crimes. The justices' decision will hinge in part on the lastest brain research.

By Carolyn Y. Johnson
Globe Correspondent / October 12, 2004

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Christopher Simmons' bid to avoid the death penalty is about to get a boost from brain science. (Full Article: 1102 Words)

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