GA death row inmate asks SCOTUS to delay execution
ATLANTA (AP) — Lawyers for
a Georgia death row inmate have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to delay
their client's execution until the court has a chance to consider new
evidence they've filed.
Warren Lee Hill's lawyers filed the
request Tuesday. They asked the high court in May to review new evidence
in the case, and the court is currently scheduled to consider whether
to take up his case on Sept. 30.
The state last week scheduled Hill's execution for Monday.
lawyers have long said he's mentally disabled and therefore shouldn't
be executed. The state says Hill's mental disability has not been proven
beyond a reasonable doubt.
Hill was serving a life sentence for
killing his girlfriend when he was sentenced to die for the 1990 beating
death of a fellow inmate.