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Judge orders Reeves' records for review

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LAKE CHARLES, La. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A state judge has ordered prison records of convicted killer Jason Reeves be turned over to the state as part of a determination of whether Reeves is mentally disabled.

In 2004, Reeves was convicted of first-degree murder in the rape and death of 4-year-old Mary Jean Thigpen.

Reeves was scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection in August 2012, but the execution was delayed. Reeves' attorneys are now asking Judge Michael Canaday to determine whether Reeves is mentally disabled. Louisiana law prohibits the execution of mentally disabled convicts.

The state is expected to use the documents to determine whether it wishes to have Reeves independently examined.

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