Amnesty International, June, 23, 2017
Virginia is set to execute William Morva on July 6, even though he has been diagnosed with delusional disorder, a serious mental disability.
William Morva has a family history of mental disability and during his high school years, close friends and family saw his mental health decline.
But jurors never heard about the full extent of William Morva’s mental disability. They never heard that his delusional disorder may have contributed to his crimes.
Urge Governor McAuliffe to stop this execution! The death penalty is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment and executing people with serious mental disability is a violation of international safeguards countries must observe in all capital cases.