The state of Georgia Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let the execution of condemned murderer Warren Lee Hill go forward after a last-minute stay that spared him from lethal injection.
Hill was within half an hour of execution Tuesday night when federal and state appeals courts stepped in to halt the procedure, his lawyer said. His lawyers say he's mentally retarded, with an IQ of 70, but state prosecutors say Hill has repeatedly failed to prove that claim in court.FULL STORY
mmh...capital punishment should be a rare occurence...he needs to be place in solitary away from the other prisoners...
Why do they always wait until the last minute to grant a stay? Isn't that even more torture? Maybe that's the idea.
One effect of granting a stay of execution at the last minute is to prevent a reversal of the stay in time to allow the execution to proceed at the scheduled hour.
I asked a question at 7;32 and it is still awaiting moderation. Nice.
I find it amusing that the WordPress filters will not allow the very terminology employed in the articles...
Okay cnn lets try it this way....How can Hill prove what the prosecution wants him to prove?
The 7:32 was dropped, i expect the 8:11 to disappear as well.
How does one prove that they are mentally retarded? Wouldn't a few IQ tests prove it? Why aren't they admitted into evidence? Is the state blocking that? Why?
If you have to kill the man why torture him by staying the execution?
I think the whole system is cruel
I would like to know why nobody noticed a board studded with nails inside his cell prior to beating his sleeping roomate to death with it?
One can say "intellectually challenged."
An IQ of 70 (30 below average) is right on the line. However, 30 above average (130) is not "genius" level.
How severely challenged can he be?
What would be this prisoner's motivation to do well on an IQ test? Only state-assisted suicide.
Not to mention, if he wanted to die, he would drop his lawyers, and his appeals.
I see that my answer to JIF was deleted.
My only point was that the state denies his IQ is that low, and he hasn't proved it. How would one prove it? What other way than an IQ test? He wants to live, obviously. I don't care, one way or another.