The Georgia attorney general has asked the state's highest court to expedite an appeal in the case of a death row inmate whose execution was delayed this week. The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday granted a stay of execution to Warren Lee Hill so it could consider an appeal by the inmate over Georgia's recent switch from a three-drug combination to a single-drug execution method.
The Georgia Supreme Court halted Monday's scheduled execution of a man convicted of killing a fellow prison inmate, turning aside his claim of mental disability and blocking the planned lethal injection on other grounds.
A Georgia death row inmate's execution is set to go forth unless he gets last-minute relief from a court. Warren Lee Hill's execution is set for 7 p.m. Monday. Hill was serving a life sentence when he was convicted in the 1990 death of a fellow inmate.
A state court has declined to halt the execution of a Georgia death row inmate set to die Monday. A Butts County Superior Court judge Thursday denied requests filed by Warren Lee Hill's lawyer. Lawyer Brian Kammer argued Hill is mentally disabled and shouldn't be executed.
The Georgia Department of Corrections said in a statement Tuesday it will begin using a single dose of the sedative pentobarbital for the death penalty. It had been using pentobarbital as part of a three-drug combination.
The Georgia Department of Corrections has announced that an execution scheduled for this week has been delayed. Warren Lee Hill was set to be executed Wednesday evening. Corrections officials say the execution has been rescheduled for Monday.
The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles voted to deny clemency to a death row inmate whose lawyer says is mentally disabled. The decision highlights the state’s strictest in the nation standard for proving mental disability.