The Georgia Attorney General’s office has just made the announcement that the scheduled execution of convicted murderer, Warren Lee Hill has been carried out. Hill had appealed for a stay of execution to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles based on his low IQ, claiming that it was a disability which should exempt him from being put to death. Upon refusal, he appealed to the Supreme Court, but they announced this afternoon that they would not be putting a halt to the proceedings. The Florida case which he had claimed applied and rendered the Georgia standard of disability unconstitutional was determined not to apply.
Hill was sentenced to death after killing another inmate in 1990. He was initially sent to prison with a life sentence because he was convicted in the death of his girlfriend. Despite his multiple attempts to claim an intellectual disability and save himself, the sentence was carried out and the appeals are now over.
By Jim Malone
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