The Act allows for a plea of guilty but mentally retarded, defines mental retardation within the meaning of such pleas, provides guidelines which parallel those for please of guilty but mentally ill, prohibits imposing the death penalty upon persons found guilty but mentally retarded, and provides the exclusive postsentencing procedure for challenging mental competency to be executed.
"CRIMINAL PROCEDURE Mental Retardation: Provide Plea and Procedure for Pleas Made Subsequent to Conviction and Sentence,"
Georgia State University Law Review:
1, Article 24.
Available at: http://readingroom.law.gsu.edu/gsulr/vol5/iss1/24