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.

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