Warren Lee Hill Execution: Mentally disabled Georgia Man Loses Clemency Bid, Will Be Executed Tonight

Source: CBS News

JACKSON, Ga. – A Georgia death row inmate, whose attorneys argue he is mentally disabled and therefore should be spared death, is set to be executed Tuesday evening.

A lawyer for Warren Lee Hill says the state Board of Pardons and Paroles has denied him clemency. Hill is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 7 p.m. According to the New York Times, Hill has an IQ of 70.

Hill’s lawyer says he’s asking the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to stay the execution and allow him to file for habeas relief in federal court. A motion to stay has also been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court.

In a split decision, the Supreme Court of Georgia on Tuesday denied a stay of execution for Hill.

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  • sad day in America when they executed people with a mental disability. Not saying what he did should be swept under the carpet, but I hate when this stuff happen in the USA.

  • Georgia is the only state in the nation to require capital defendants to prove their mental retardation beyond a reasonable doubt — the most difficult burden of proof to clear

  • socalsteezy

    That man is NOT innocent. Or MENTAL. AT ALL.

    He was slow in school.

    Why wait until the day he’s to be executed to do all of this.
    He served in the USN and held a normal life, according to the worlds standards. He KILLED his ex girlfriend, then killed his cellie. Most Mentally Disabled people I know aren’t even ACCEPTED into the Navy, no less go around killing people. At all.