Did ‘Warrior Gene’ Predispose Man to Violence? Top New Mexico Court to Consider Evidence Issue
The New Mexico Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether a judge improperly barred evidence of a genetic variation linked to impulsive violence in a man’s murder trial.
Lawyers for Anthony Blas Yepez contend his genetic predisposition negated the intent required for a murder conviction, report the Santa Fe New Mexican and the Associated Press. Yepez says he is entitled to a new trial because jurors who convicted him of second-degree murder weren’t allowed to hear the evidence.