Joe Arridy, 23, who had an I.Q. of 46, was executed for a murder he did not commit. Unable to comprehend what was about to happen, he smiled as he entered the death chamber.
17-year-old Virginia Christian was the first and last female juvenile to be executed in the electric chair in 1912.
What constitutes as mentally ill in the eyes of the law? How insane does one have to be to avoid being executed?