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Wednesday, January 21, 2015 - 12:32pm

Clemency Hearing Set For Georgia Inmate Set To Die Next Week

The State Board of Pardons and Paroles has scheduled a clemency hearing for a Georgia death row inmate set to be executed next week.

The board said in a statement Wednesday that the clemency hearing for Warren Lee Hill will be held Jan. 26. Hill is set to die by lethal injection Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson.

Hill was serving a life sentence in 1990 for the 1986 slaying of his girlfriend when he killed a fellow inmate. A jury in 1991 convicted Hill of murder and sentenced him to death.

Hill's lawyers have long argued that he is intellectually disabled and, therefore, shouldn't be executed.

The Parole Board is the only entity in Georgia with the authority to reduce a death sentence to life without parole.