Gregory Thompson Case Summary

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This replies to the case of Mr. Gregory Thompson and his request for appeal in the year 2004. Due to the crime that Mr. Gregory we accept his appeal based on the following reasons. Mr. Thompson mental health history and the competency to stand trial. Gregory Thompson was convicted of first degree murder and received a sentenced to execution following a jury trial on 22 August, 1985. Thompson and had a women name Joanne McNamara, was deserted in Shelbyville, Tennessee with neither money nor transport, and was looking to return to Georgia. On 1 January, 1985, Thompson kidnaped Brenda Lane at knifepoint at a Wal-Mart store in Shelbyville. He then forced her to drive himself and McNamara to a remote location outside Manchester, Tennessee. He then stabbed Brenda Lane several times causing her to bleed to death in the car while McNamara watched. Thompson was arrested on 2 January. Whilst in custody he gave a statement admitting his guilt to the crime he just committed. …show more content…
His grandmother would sometimes stay in bed for days without leaving any food in the house for Thompson and his siblings. He also witnessed several beatings of family members and the brutal beating and rape of his mother. His grandmother remembers that she would 'yell ' at Thompson and afterwards he would repeatedly bang his head into the wall to 'try and knock the devil out. Thompson went through elementary school thru high school. At school, Thompson cried so much that he was nicknamed 'Fire Engine ' due to the sound he made when he cried. Many Doctors believed based on this man past family history was the cause of his mental

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