Recent Examples of mental retardation from the Web
Perry, who had previously presided over 29 death penalty cases and sentenced 12 killers to death, held several hearings and concluded that Lewis met the legal defininition of intellectual impairment, known as mental retardation in the past.
Mitigating circumstances: Borderline mental retardation, substantial domination by Coleman, dependent personality, general lack of aggressiveness, head trauma as a child, age at time of murder.
The suspect was Jesse Daniels, a 19-year-old neighbor who today would be described as having a developmental disability (probably some form of mental retardation).
The Star Telegram reports an order was signed on Jan. 11 by Magistrate Rainey L. Webb to be examined for mental illness and mental retardation.
Tony says that Peyton has been diagnosed with mental retardation, autism, and attention deficit disorder.
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medical Definition of mental retardation
- Caused by the presence of an extra chromosome, Down's often results in such abnormalities as weak muscle tone, short stature and a flattened nose, as well as mental retardation.
- —Fred Bernstein, People Weekly, 25 Apr. 1988
- … fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of mental retardation, which draws its name from a chromosomal deformity in its sufferers.
- —John Rennie, Scientific American, March 1993
- Now age 25, she lives in a group home for mentally retarded adults.
- —Sandra Blakeslee, The New York Times, 2 Aug. 1994
- Patients are short and thin, mentally retarded and can have many other problems …
- —Sue Goetinck, The Dallas Morning News, 28 Aug. 1995
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