Friday 4:51pm
October 31, 2014
Currently 57°F
Posted: Friday, July 26th 2013 at 9:18pm

State appeals stay of execution in Hill case

By The Associated Press
EMAIL STORY CONTACT EDITOR PRINT
click to enlarge
ATLANTA (AP) -- The state has filed an appeal to the Georgia Supreme Court seeking to overturn a lower court's decision blocking the execution of death row inmate Warren Lee Hill.

The appeal filed Friday seeks an immediate review of the case. A Fulton County Superior Court judge last week halted the execution after Hill's attorneys challenged the constitutionality of a new state law barring the release of information about where Georgia obtains its execution drug.

State attorneys contend the law is constitutional and necessary to discourage retaliation against those who take part in executions. The state says the pentobarbital to be used for Hill's execution is set to expire Aug. 8.

Hill's attorneys have a separate appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, saying he shouldn't be executed because he's mentally disabled.

Associated Categories: Homepage, Local/State News

© Copyright 2014 AccessNorthGa.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.


  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
  • Click here
0.046980
icon
57°F
Gainesville, GA 30501
Overcast
Wind: West 12 mph
Dew point: 42°F