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Warren Lee Hill

One Of The Nation's Strictest Death Penalty Provisions Is Under Scrutiny

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 10.19.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA -- ATLANTA (AP) — The state that was the first to pass a law prohibiting the execution of mentally disabled death row inmates is revisiting ...

Warren Lee Hill and the Ghosts of Death Penalty Past, Present and Future

Dr Bharat Malkani | Posted 09.17.2013 | Crime
Dr Bharat Malkani

Hill's case is not only an example of the present-day problems with the death penalty. It also raises specters of executions-past, and gives an indication of the bleak future of the death penalty in the U.S.

Court Won't Stop Execution Of Inmate With 'Mental Retardation'

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 07.15.2013 | Crime

ATLANTA -- A federal appeals court that had blocked the scheduled February execution of a Georgia man whose lawyers say is mentally disabled has lifte...

The Execution Tapes

Dave Isay | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Dave Isay

Since this country's last public execution in 1936, there have been no known photographs or recordings of an execution. In 1998, however, audio tapes of 22 Georgia executions were discovered and, when I became aware of them, I broadcasted them on public radio.

Inmate's Life Temporarily Stayed, But He Faces Uphill Battle

AP | KATE BRUMBACK | Posted 04.23.2013 | Crime

ATLANTA — A federal appeals court gave a Georgia death row inmate a temporary last-minute reprieve because doctors changed their minds and now b...

'Mildly Mentally Retarded' Inmate's Life Spared In Last Minute Decision

Posted 02.19.2013 | Crime

A "mildly mentally retarded" Georgia inmate who was scheduled to be put to death on Tuesday night was granted a stay of execution shortly before he w...

Mentally Disabled Man To Be Executed Next Week In Georgia

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 02.20.2013 | Crime

Warren Lee Hill, a man with a mental disability currently on death row in a Georgia prison, is scheduled to be executed on Feb. 19 despite a Supreme C...

Michael McLaughlin

Georgia Denies Clemency For Mentally Disabled Death Row Prisoner

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.16.2012 | Crime

Georgia officials rejected an appeal for clemency from a death row inmate his lawyers say is mentally disabled, setting the stage for his execution on...

Michael McLaughlin

Last Chance To Stop Mentally Disabled Man's Execution

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 07.11.2012 | Crime

Lawyers for a mentally disabled man on death row have one last-ditch appeal to avert his execution next week. The defense for convicted killer War...