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Convicted killer loses appeal over mental state

ATLANTA - Ernest Morrison isn't retarded, and the trial he got to try to prove he was gave him a fair chance, the Georgia Supreme Court ruled Friday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/07/12/met_380947.shtml
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Lawyers say jury's retardation decision unfair

...presented. The gory details and photos of the crimes distracted jurors and prevented them from concentrating on whether Ernest Morrison was mentally retarded, defense attorney Gary Alexion said. Mr. Morrison received a death sentence after he pleaded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/13/met_372458.shtml
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Lawyers oppose lethal injection

...was convicted of armed robbery and murder in the shooting death of 20-year-old Kevin Brown on Nov. 20, 1994. Ernest Morrison, 41, was sentenced to death in Richmond County Superior Court in November 1987. He pleaded guilty to the rape...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/10/15/met_326609.shtml
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Inmate again seeks death for his crime

Georgia death row inmate Ernest Morrison has changed his mind once again, reverting to the position that he wants to be executed for an Augusta murder. In letters to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/08/05/met_267196.shtml
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Retardation issue in capital cases

...proceeding to determine mental retardation in the cases of 30 death row inmates who challenged their sentences, like Ernest Morrison. He was sentenced to death in Richmond County Superior Court in 1987. Only one such case went to trial in Georgia...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/15/met_256216.shtml
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Jury: Morrison not mentally retarded

Ernest Morrison is returning to Georgia's death row, his home for 12 years, after a jury's determination Friday that he is not mentally retarded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/06/met_255326.shtml
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Doctor: Man not retarded

Just like he raped and robbed an Aiken woman who befriended him, Ernest Morrison raped and robbed an Augusta woman 12 years ago. The second time, however, he added murder to the list, a jury learned Thursday...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/03/05/met_255219.shtml
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New date scheduled for Lumpkin trial

...cause a problem for local prosecutors, who have another death-penalty trial to conduct that week. On Jan. 25, Ernest Morrison is set for a trial in which a jury will be asked to determine if he suffers from mental retardation. If the jury...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/07/met_249476.shtml
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Area court now to try case again

After the prosecution refused to agree that Ernest Morrison is mentally retarded, a judge rejected a sentencing...There's no way to know what would have happened if Ernest Morrison had had competent counsel," said Mr. Allen. Mr...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/11/19/met_245108.shtml
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Executions might start again today

...punishment. In addition to Reinaldo Rivera and Mark McClain, three other Augusta-area men are under death sentences: - Ernest Morrison has been on death row since 1987 for the rape and murder of Edna Griffin. His sentence was recently overturned by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/06/met_197764.shtml
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