Arkansas' highest court is set to hear arguments in the case of a death row inmate convicted in the 1997 slaying of a security guard at a North Little Rock mall.
The state Supreme Court will hear arguments Thursday in Conway in the case of Andrew Engram — who was convicted of killing Laurie White.
Engram's lawyers say he has an intellectual disability. They argue that Engram deserved a hearing about whether his waiver of an appeal was "knowing and intelligent."
The state says Engram's case before the high court should be dismissed.
The Arkansas Supreme Court usually hears oral arguments in Little Rock, but justices are hearing the argument in Conway this week to provide more Arkansans with a chance to see how the state's highest court works.