Mon., October 21, 2013 5:42am
The state that was the first to pass a law prohibiting the execution of mentally disabled death row inmates is revisiting a requirement for defendants to prove the disability beyond a reasonable doubt — the strictest burden of proof in the nation. A state House committee is holding an out-of-session meeting Thursday to seek input from the public. Other states that impose the death penalty have a lower threshold for proving mental disability, and some don't set standards at all.
Mon., October 7, 2013 2:53pm
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the case of a Georgia death row inmate whose lawyers say he is mentally disabled and shouldn't be executed. Warren Hill's lawyers asked the Supreme Court in May for a review after three doctors who initially said Hill was not mentally disabled changed their opinions.
Fri., July 19, 2013 11:51am
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.
Thu., July 18, 2013 11:27am
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.
Thu., July 18, 2013 5:00am
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.
Tue., July 16, 2013 1:24pm
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.