Despite the best efforts of Jason Reeves' attorneys to spare him the death penalty, the State Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of Jason Manuel Reeves.

Reeves, 41, of Ragley was convicted of raping and killing 4-year-old Mary Jean Thigpen in 2001. A jury found Reeves guilty of first-degree murder in 2004 and he was sentenced to death.

While Judge Michael Canaday signed a death warrant in 2012,Reeves' attorneys appealed, saying Reeves suffers from an intellectual disability, which would prohibit him from being put to death. The case has gone on since that time and now, the Supreme Court has agreed that Reeves does not suffer from any mental disabilities and therefore will be subject to the death sentence handed down by the court.

You can read the courts full decision HERE


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