Warren Hill

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Execution Halted Over Drug Secrecy Law

Georgia law conceals identities of drug suppliers, executioners

(Newser) - The execution of Georgia inmate Warren Hill has been delayed at the last minute for a third time—not because experts have deemed him mentally retarded , but because of a new law that makes the identities of those supplying lethal-injection drugs a "confidential state secret." A judge granted... More »

Ga. Inmate Granted Stay 30 Minutes Before Execution

Warren Lee Hill has been deemed mentally retarded

(Newser) - It doesn't get much more down-to-the-wire than this: Warren Hill had already taken an Ativan to calm himself for his imminent death last night. But the convicted Georgia murderer was granted a stay of execution just 30 minutes before he was scheduled to die by lethal injection, the Guardian... More »

Court Halts Execution of Georgia Inmate

Says lethal injection changes may require public comment

(Newser) - Georgia's high court has halted a controversial execution in the nick of time. Warren Hill, whose lawyers say he is mentally retarded and thus can't be executed, was set to die last night. But the court delayed the move for an entirely different reason: Judges are set to... More »

Georgia to Execute Man Deemed Mentally Retarded

State isn't convinced he meets the definition, despite court ruling

(Newser) - The US Supreme Court declared that the death penalty for mentally retarded criminals was unconstitutional in 2002. Georgia, however, is set to execute a prisoner so labeled next week, reports the Guardian . The execution of Warren Hill is proceeding because Georgia, alone among the states, says that learning disabilities must... More »

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