Should Killers With a Violence Gene Get Lighter Sentences?


In 2015, Anthony Blas Yepez was sentenced to more than 22 years in prison after killing George Ortiz, his girlfriend’s step-grandfather. Now, Yepez’s lawyer, Helen Bennett, is seeking a retrial for her client — and she’s relying on an unusual argument: that Yepez is genetically inclined to act violently due to the “warrior gene.” The full article was published at Medium.

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