A lawyer for a Georgia inmate set to be executed next week has filed a U.S. Supreme Court motion requesting a stay of execution. Attorneys for Warren Lee Hill, filed the motion Wednesday. Hill is set to be executed Feb. 19.
A judge halted the execution of a Georgia man less than an hour before he was set to die for the 2001 murders of a woman and her 3-year-old daughter, acting after the inmate signaled he would file a new round of appeals.
The Supreme Court of Georgia has again delayed the execution of a prisoner convicted of three 1998 slayings who attempted suicide hours before he was initially set to be put to death. Friday, the court granted a stay until Monday, at 4 p.m.