Under U.S. Law, anyone with an IQ of 70 [or less] cannot receive the death penalty. Yesterday, the State of Virginia executed 41 year old Teresa Lewis by lethal injection.
Lewis, the first female execution in the U.S. for 5 years, had pleaded guilty to plotting the 2002 murders of her husband and her stepson. She paid two hitmen with sex, cash, and a promise of a cut of $250k life insurance. Both hitmen got life sentences; one of which has since killed himself in prison. Lewis’ daughter served 5 years in prison because she was an Accessory to the Fact.
Teresa Lewis’ IQ was 72.Source: torontosun.com, Friday 24 September 2010