Should the Deaf Get Death?

It was a grisly crime, with details shocking enough to grab headlines of their own. But the case of Daphne Wright, a deaf woman charged with murder in a lesbian love triangle, is raising a controversial question that goes beyond the case itself: Should deaf defendants ever face the death penalty? A motion filed by Wright's attorneys argues that imposing the death penalty on Wright violates the Eighth Amendment, which forbids the infliction of "cruel and unusual punishments." Wright's...Full Story
Commenting on this article is closed.