Lawyers from the Georgia Attorney General’s Office were unable to file an appeal Friday after a Fulton County Judge granted a stay of execution to death row inmate Warren Lee Hill. Hill’s execution was scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge Gail Tusan granted a stay of execution Thursday afternoon for death row inmate Warren Lee Hill. Hill’s attorneys asked the court to review a new state law that allows Georgia to keep secret the names of medical professionals and pharmacies involved in providing the state with pentobarbital, a lethal injection drug.
Attorneys for death row inmate Warren Lee Hill will be back in court Thursday to challenge the constitutionality of a Georgia law prohibiting the release of information on where the state acquired its supply of a lethal injection drug. They’re seeking to delay Hill's execution set for Friday.
State officials have rescheduled the execution of Georgia death row inmate Warren Lee Hill for Friday. Hill was originally scheduled to be executed on Monday, but a Fulton County judge issued a temporary stay so she could consider a legal challenge filed by Hill's attorneys. Hill is challenging a new state law prohibiting the release of certain information related to Georgia's supply of lethal injection drugs.
A Georgia inmate is scheduled to die by lethal injection Monday night as his attorneys seek a delay, arguing he's mentally disabled and should not be executed. Warren Lee Hill has twice come within hours of being executed, and his attorneys are appealing to the U.S. Supreme Court for a stay. Hill's attorneys are also challenging a new state law prohibiting the release of where the state obtained its execution drug supply.
A Fulton County judge has temporarily stayed a scheduled execution Monday after the inmate's attorneys raised questions about a law prohibiting the release of information involving Georgia's execution drug supply.