Oswaldo Martinez is accused of raping and murdering a 16-year-old in 2005. However, due to his extremely limited ability to communicate—Martinez has been deaf and mute since birth—he has been declared incompetent to stand trial. Despite nearly 12 years of attempting to restore Martinez’s competency by teaching him American Sign Language, specialists say that his intellectual window to learn language closed decades ago. Read more.
https://www.flmhlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/courtroom-1-stock3130.jpg 937 1980 Faith Sills, LCSW, CBHCMS http://www.flmhlaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/flmhlaw-logo-300x31.png Faith Sills, LCSW, CBHCMS2017-03-23 11:28:592023-03-08 22:36:55Deaf, Mute and Accused of Murder, an Undocumented Immigrant Has Been in Legal Limbo for 12 Years – The Washington Post
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