MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — Lam Luong threw his children from the Dauphin Island bridge to their deaths 10 years ago.
The convicted child killer, who had been sentenced to death, will now serve a life sentence instead.
Experts determined his intellectual disability precludes him from being executed.
Multiple IQ tests administered after his conviction showed his below average intelligence. The highest he scored was a 57.
It is considered cruel and unusual punishment under the law to execute someone with such a low IQ, with an intellectual disability.
That is why the judge ruled Luong will spend the rest of his life in prison and not be executed for the heinous crime of throwing 4 children to their deaths off the Dauphin Island Bridge.
Judge Patterson from the bench said he had no choice but to accept this agreement. He said, “You still knew what you were doing that day. You threw your children off that bridge. And you deserve to die for that.”