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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