JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi death row inmate Ricky Chase continues to argue he is mentally incapacitated and shouldn't be put to death for a 1990 killing.
A Copiah County judge ruled against him in 2010, but the case is headed back to the state Supreme Court.
Chase's appeal is one of two death penalty cases scheduled for oral arguments during the court's November-December term.
Arguments in Chase's appeal are set for Dec. 10 in Jackson.
Chase was convicted and sentenced to death in 1990 for the killing of an elderly Copiah County vegetable salesman as his gagged wife watched helplessly.
Authorities said the body of Elmer Hart was found on his bedroom floor beside his wife.
Chase also has argued his lawyer failed to raise mental-handicap issues at his trial.