January 5, 1996 in Nation/World

Man With Low Iq Executed For Murder

Compiled From Wire Services
 

A man with an IQ of 68 was put to death Thursday night for the fatal stabbing of a man during a 1985 abduction and robbery.

Walter M. Correll Jr., 34, had no final statement before he received the lethal injection at Greensville Correctional Center.

Correll was executed for the Aug. 11, 1985, slaying of Charles W. Bousman Jr. of Roanoke. Three men stole Bousman’s car in Roanoke, choked him and stuffed him in the trunk. He was robbed and stabbed to death in nearby Franklin County.

The two other defendants, John Dalton and Richard Reynolds, testified that Correll killed Bousman by throwing a knife in his chest twice. They pleaded guilty and are in prison.

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