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Death-row inmate may get reprieve

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LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) _ A death-row inmate who says he's mentally
disabled may get a reprieve.

Lewis County Prosecutor Kimron R. Torgerson says a tentative
agreement has been reached that would allow George Junior Porter to
be released from prison in three years.

Porter was sentenced to be executed by lethal injection for the
1988 beating death of his girlfriend.

The 52-year-old Porter has been on Idaho's death row since 1990.
He says he's mentally disabled with an IQ near 70 and that makes
him ineligible for execution.

The state had contended Porter's IQ is 76.

Torgerson says the agreement reached Wednesday would allow
Porter to plead guilty to second-degree murder and be released from
prison Dec. 5, 2013.
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Information from: The Lewiston Tribune, www.lmtribune.com


(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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