Georgia court endorses rules for deciding mental retardation

...defendants who want to argue mental retardation to avoid the death penalty...to the states to decide how mental retardation should be determined. Georgia...standard of evidence for proving mental retardation, comparing it to insanity...

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Warrenville man found safe, deputies say

...According to a statement from the Aiken County Sheriff's Office, Martine Aguilar, who suffers from a form of mental retardation, was found safe and in good health. He has been receiving treatment at an area hospital since July 5.

Police asking for help finding missing man

...on July 28. He was reported missing by a close friend exactly one month later.Police said Aguilar suffers from mental retardation.Anyone with information on his whereabouts can contact the Aiken County Sheriff's Office at (803) 648-6811...

Across Georgia

...retardation ATLANTA -A narrowly divided Georgia Supreme Court decided Monday that defendants who want to argue mental retardation to avoid the death penalty must prove their mental deficiency beyond a reasonable doubt. The U.S. Supreme Court...

Volunteer becomes consultant

...of the Southeast Coastal Regional Mental Health/Mental Retardation/Substance Abuse Board. It is a 22-member citizen...An official with the Division of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse at the Department of Human Resources...

Lawyers say jury's retardation decision unfair

...the Georgia Supreme Court on Monday that proving mental retardation was made too difficult by the crime details that...issue that was supposed to be before the jury was mental retardation," Mr. Alexion said, adding that details of the...

Board orders audit, budget investigation

...450,000 at Community Mental Health Center. The Region 12 board of the Georgia Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse, which oversees mental-health services in the area, voted Thursday to look into questions...

State alleges workers cheated disabled clients

...abused by some of the employees hired to help them. Workers at the Northeast Georgia Center for Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse are accused of selling to retarded or severely handicapped people at least 20 life insurance...

Center faces loss of funding

...center's board said he was caught completely off guard by the actions of the Region 12 Board for Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse. The two boards plan to meet to discuss it. Citing 1999 and 2000 audits of the center that...