[Updated at 7:21 p.m. ET] A federal appeals court has granted a stay of execution to convicted killer Warren Lee Hill, who was to have been put to death at 7 p.m. Tuesday in a Georgia prison, a staff attorney for the Georgia Resource Center told CNN.
Hill's lawyers had argued that his IQ of 70 meant he should be spared under a 2002 decision that barred the execution of the mentally disabled.
[Updated at 6:54 p.m. ET] The U.S. Supreme Court has denied a stay of execution for convicted murderer Warren Lee Hill, who is slated to be executed at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Jackson, Georgia.
His defenders say he should be spared because he is mentally disabled. Georgia's Supreme Court denied a request for a stay earlier today.
[Updated at 5:02 p.m. ET] The Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles said it has denied the request for clemency from Warren Lee Hill. Hill is scheduled to die by lethal injection Tuesday for the 1990 killing of Joseph Handspike.
[Updated at 3:16 p.m. ET] In a 5-to-2 decision, Georgia's Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a stay of execution for convicted murderer Warren Lee Hill.
Hill, 53, is scheduled to be put to death at 7 p.m. by lethal injection at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.
Hill was convicted of beating fellow inmate Joseph Handspike to death in 1990 with a nail-studded board while already serving a life sentence in the 1985 killing of his girlfriend, Myra Wright.FULL STORY
I have an I.Q. of 82. I wonder what I can get away with!?
For one thing, you got away with a period following 82, rather than a comma.
Mr. Hill has lived twenty-three years longer than his second victim, and twenty-eight years longer than his first victim.
And how many more years do those who plan out the murder of their unborn child @Joey?
Lost? This isn't about abortion, you ninny.
LOL! How many children do you think this guy was going to give birth to? LOL. Dork.
You think girls are sitting there going, "in May of 2021, I'm going to get pg so I can have an abortion. Bwa ha ha!"
Sound dumb, doesn't it? Because it IS dumb.
Tall tree short rope.........
Guns don't kill people, nail-studded boards do !
2 people lost their lives at the hands of this individual and they got no consideration at all. Why is he deserving of any excuse whatsoever, despite being a waste of airspace and taxpayers money??? He has no shot at rehabilitation and no chance at being a productive member of society. He has proven himself as a greater danger than guns.
he might vote democratic if he gets out. they gotta protect him.
With an IQ of 70, he can only vote Republican. I think it's a requirement or something.
If Obama had a son, or a boyfriend. . . . just sayin'.
That is Obamo you racist. He is a kneeegrow isn't he ? Obamo.
If I had a son, he would look like Warren Lee Hill.
If you knew how to breed with anything other than your pet sheep, you might have a son.
This story IS on que with the "low information" voter.
I'm new to this whole American justice thingy. How did a regular US federal judge have the power to grant a stay AFTER the US supreme court denied?
Let me at him.
Half the guys in prison hve a 70 IQ. Fry em.