Letters to the Editor

Unjust sentence

Thank you for Sunday’s editorial pointing out the injustice that would attend the execution of Scott Panetti, who despite having suffered from schizophrenia through 14 years and 15 hospitalizations, was allowed to represent himself at his farce of a trial.

Regardless of the outcome of your editorial, simply publishing it reflects well.

As Charles James Fox wrote of his fight in parliament against the slave trade: “… it is a cause in which one cannot help being pleased with oneself for having done right.”

On behalf of all those whose lives are grievously affected by mental illness, thank you.

— Guelma B. Hopkins,

Fort Worth

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