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Federal appeals court blocks executing man in Scout's murder

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court has again ruled that Ohio can’t execute a man who is intellectually disabled and was sentenced to death for the rape and murder of a 12-year-old Boy Scout. A three-judge 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel ruled unanimously Wednesday that executing Danny Lee Hill would be unconstitutional under a 2002 U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The opinion recounted that multiple records demonstrating Hill’s mental struggles, including with even basic daily responsibilities such as remembering to take a shower or brush his teeth. The Ohio Attorney General's office declined comment Wednesday.

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