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12/6/04-Smith County

Convicted Killer Goes Before Judge Once Again

He was sentenced to death for killing a man, now his attorneys say he was mentally retarded when he committed the crime.

Ricky Lynn Lewis was convicted in 1997 for killing a man during a home burglary. His attorneys will spend the next few days trying to convince Judge Cynthia Kent their client was retarded when he committed the crime.

If successful, Lewis' death sentence could be reduced to life in prison.

The hearing is being held in the 114th District court.

Chris Gibson, reporting.

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