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.
The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles will hear Friday from people seeking clemency for a death row inmate set to be executed next week. The board is set to meet with representatives supporting Warren Lee Hill.
Georgia was the first state in the country to prohibit the execution of mentally disabled death row inmates, but the state also has the toughest-in-the-nation standard for those who try to use this justification to avoid execution.
The commissioner of the Georgia Department of Corrections has scheduled an execution for a man convicted in the 1990 killing of a fellow inmate. Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens on Tuesday announced that the execution of Warren Lee Hill has been scheduled for 7 p.m. on July 18.