Convicted Murder Claims Mental Handicap

Ricky Lynn Lewis was convicted and sentenced to death for a 1990 Tyler murder. He now says he should not be put to death because he is mentally retarded.

Lewis was found guilty of slaying of George Newman during a home break in. He now says he attended St. Louis School in Tyler for children with special needs.

The Smith County District Attorney's Office has 120 days to file a response to Lewis' appeal.