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- Mr. Ferguson lacks a rational understanding of the reason for his death sentences and the effects of it," said defense lawyer Ben Lewis.
- In their ruling Wednesday, the state justices wrote that "Ferguson understands what is taking place and why."
- Ferguson's lawyers contend an inmate's awareness of his execution as the state's rationale for putting him to death is not enough. They argue the inmate must have a "rational understanding," a higher standard than mere awareness.
- Ferguson lacks rational understanding, his lawyers say, because he suffers from delusions that he's the "prince of God" and that God is preparing him to return to earth after his execution and save the United States from a communist plot.
- Circuit Judge David Allen Glant ruled that his delusions are in line with normal Christian belief.
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