Tue., January 27, 2015 12:46pm
A Georgia death row inmate who has come within hours of execution on three previous occasions is set to die once again.
Mon., January 26, 2015 3:16pm
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles says it will issue a decision on a death row inmate’s clemency request prior to the scheduled execution.
Wed., January 21, 2015 12:32pm
The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has scheduled a clemency hearing for a Georgia death row inmate Warren Lee Hill who is set to be executed next week.
Fri., January 16, 2015 3:04pm
A judge has set a weeklong window for the execution of a Georgia death row inmate convicted of killing a fellow inmate.
Wed., May 28, 2014 4:46am
In 2002 the court made it clear in a Virginia case that no state may execute the intellectually disabled. Tuesday’s ruling in a Florida case picks up where Atkins v. Virginia left off, making it a little clearer who counts as intellectually disabled.
Mon., May 19, 2014 11:16am
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday reversed a stay of execution for convicted murderer Warren Lee Hill. His lawyers challenged a state law that allows Georgia to keep its source of execution drugs secret, but in a 5-2 ruling the court said the state has a legitimate interest in protecting drug makers' confidentiality. Prison officials in multiple states say pharmaceutical companies are only willing to provide lethal injection drugs if they can remain anonymous.
Mon., February 17, 2014 11:27am
A lawyer for death row inmate Warren Lee Hill is asking the state Supreme Court to find a new state law regarding executions unconstitutional. The law makes information about the suppliers and manufacturers of the execution drug a confidential state secret, including the source of the execution drug pentobarbital. Hill’s attorney, Manoj Varghese, told justices Monday the compounding pharmacies that supply the drug aren’t regulated by the FDA, so there is no way to ensure pentobarbital won’t cause unusual pain and suffering.
Thu., October 24, 2013 12:00pm
Georgia’s uniquely high judicial standard for determining if a defendant is mentally retarded took center stage at a hearing Thursday at the state Capitol. The review comes as the state’s high court considers an appeal by death row inmate, Warren Lee Hill, whom lawyers say more than meets the standard but is nonetheless facing execution.
Thu., October 24, 2013 5:26am
Georgia state lawmakers are taking a close look at a law that requires death penalty defendants to prove beyond a doubt they are mentally disabled to be spared execution on those grounds. A House committee plans to meet Thursday to hear input from interested groups and members of the public.