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Virginia executes Prieto

Alfredo Prieto was pronounced dead at 9:17 at the Greensville

Alfredo Prieto, a Salvadorian man, is scheduled to be executed in Virginia on 1 October.There is evidence that he has intellectual disability which would render his execution unconstitutional

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Alfredo Prieto, a Salvadorian man, is scheduled to be executed in Virginia on 1 October.He was convicted in 2008 of 2 capital murders committed in 1988. There is evidence that he has intellectual disability which would render his execution unconstitutional.

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Rachael A. Raver and Warren H. Fulton III were murdered near Reston, Virginia in December 1988. In 2005, Salvadorian national Alfredo Prieto was identified as a suspect through DNA evidence. His first trial in 2007 ended in a mistrial due to juror misconduct. At his retrial in 2008, he was convicted on 2 counts of capital murder. The 2 death sentences were overturned in 2009 because of problems with the jury's verdict forms. Alfredo Prieto was again sentenced to death in 2010 and these death sentences have survived the appeals process.

The question of Alfredo Prieto's intellectual functioning has been an issue throughout the case. In 2002, the US Supreme Court banned the execution of individuals who have intellectual disability (previously known as "mental retardation"). At the time of Alfredo Prieto's trial, Virginia law required a capital defendant to have an IQ of 70 or less in order to be considered a person with intellectual disability. Of Alfredo Prieto's 3 IQ scores, 2 were well below 70 (64 and 66), but a third was 73. Prosecutors argued that the 2 scores below 70 were invalid. The jury agreed and sentenced Alfredo Prieto to death, finding that intellectual disability had not been proved.

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