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Last September, the year-old man was charged with sexually assaulting a 6-year-old neighbor boy behind a tool retard in the small east Texas town of Paris. A relative of the victim said she walked outside and saw Hart with his pants pulled down, standing next to the boy. Police read Hart his Miranda rights and he quickly admitted his guilt. On Feb. That might have been with end of Cause No.
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Except that now, less than two months after Hart was sentenced, every court official who had a hand in the case seems to agree that he doesn't really belong in prison for what amounts to the rest of his life. That's because Hart is profoundly mentally retarded. He has an IQ of 47, and his parents say he functions at the level of a 9-year-old. The boy he confessed to molesting is mentally retarded as well.
What's more, the judge and the jury never heard any expert testimony about Hart's diminished mental functioning, his capacity to understand his Miranda rights or his ability free porn clips vids assist with his own defense, because his defense attorney never subpoenaed any experts.
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And since he has been in jail, Hart himself has been repeatedly raped, according to his parents. The first assault, allegedly by an inmate who is serving a far shorter sentence of just 8 years for sexual indecency with a child, so disturbed the alleged rapist's mother that she called Hart's parents to apologize.
He can't read or write. He can't hardly talk.
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The town of 26, drew national civil rights protests in following a Tribune report contrasting the judicial treatment of a year-old black girl, who was sentenced to up to 7 years in youth prison for shoving a hall monitor at her sex school, with the treatment of a year-old white girl, who was given probation for the more serious crime of sex. More racial tensions erupted last year after the slaying of a year-old black man, allegedly at the hands of two whites.
This time, though the issues are not racial—both Hart and his victim are white—black civil rights leaders in Paris are still advocating on Hart's behalf, because of their concerns that he was not treated fairly by the local justice system.
A spokesman for the local prosecutor, Gary Young, acknowledged that more serious retard offenders have received much shorter sentences. I was about to cry.
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The jury was crying," Clifford said. We don't have any facilities in the state of Texas for any type of care for somebody like that. That's the problem. It's a terrible problem. I don't know what you do with him other than what we did. Clifford sounded like he's inclined to grant the motion. Most Read. Ranking the best Bears players ever: