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Appeals court allows review for Texas inmate who ate his eye
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HOUSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court says it won't consider whether a Texas death row inmate who removed his only eye and ate it in an outburst several years ago is too mentally ill to be executed but will consider other questions in an appeal of his conviction for killing his estranged wife's 13-month-old daughter. A 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel says the issue of whether executing the severely mentally ill is unconstitutional is "foreclosed." The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled mentally disabled people are ineligible for execution.