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Click here for the full text of this decision FACTS:In his subsequent application for a writ of habeas corpus, the applicant claimed that he is mentally retarded. This court determined that applicant had met the requirements of Code of Criminal Procedure Art. 11.071 5 and remanded to the trial court for findings of fact and conclusions of law. The trial court held an evidentiary hearing and found that applicant is mentally retarded. HOLDING:The court reforms the applicant’s sentence to life imprisonment. The record supports the trial court’s findings, the court concludes. OPINION:Per curiam. CONCURRENCE AND DISSENT:Keller, P.J.; Meyers, Keasler and Hervey, JJ.”Amicus curiae suggests that a permanent stay of execution � not reformation to a life sentence � is the appropriate remedy for a mentally retarded death-sentenced defendant. . . .” “[B]efore deciding whether to reform applicant’s sentence to life, I would first give full consideration to the alternative remedy suggested by amicus curiae. To the Court’s decision to reform applicant’s sentence to life imprisonment without such a full consideration, I respectfully dissent.”

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