The execution of Scott Panetti, a man whose severe mental illness is said to have contributed to the double murder for which he was convicted and sentenced to death row, is scheduled to take place at 6:00 PM local time on December 3 in Texas. Amnesty International has advised Texas to halt its plans to execute Panetti, a man whose mental disability and “related questions of competency” call into question whether he was capable of standing trial, “represent himself, or whether he has a genuine understanding of the reason for and reality of his punishment.”

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