Doctors testified about comas, demons and impostors during the first day of a hearing to determine whether a death row inmate can be executed.
Michael Dean Overstreet listened to doctors and his sister give hours of testimony about his mental illness on the first of four days of hearings Tuesday. On day one, his attorneys began building the case as to why the state can’t execute him.
His red prison jumpsuit was emblazoned with the words “X ROW” in thick black lettering, and his ankles remained chained throughout the day. With his hands free in the courtroom, Overstreet sat quietly through the hearing. Whenever he needed to leave the courtroom, guards cuffed his hands, and multiple men stood around him on all sides.