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Death to life: Florida reduces disabled murderer’s sentence

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The Florida Supreme Court reduced the sentence of a death row inmate Thursday after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered it to reconsider his intellectual abilities based on factors other than his IQ. Freddie Lee Hall, 71, will now serve a life sentence for the 1978 murder of a 21-year-old pregnant woman who was abducted while leaving a Leesburg grocery store. The state Supreme Court originally upheld Hall’s death sentence based on multiple IQ tests that scored above 70 – the…

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