Thursday, 9 August 2012
Fredrick Bell was sentenced to die for the shooting death of a store owner in 1991 will have his sentenced changed to life without parole. Fredrick previously had a execution date set for December 27, 2010. He received a stay based on the issue if he had in fact, suffered from mental retardation. In February of 2011, the Mississipi Supreme Court granted him a hearing on the issue of whether he suffered from mental retardation. Grenada County Circuit Court, appointed the Forensic Services Unit of the Mississippi State Hospital at Whitfield as the court's expert. A spokesperson for Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood says the team of medical professionals determined Fredrick has a full scale IQ of 63. Fredrick Bell's life will now be speared, and resentenced to life without the possibility of parole. We wish to thank everyone, for all the long going support to Fredrick, and the Bell family.