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Take Action to Stop the Execution of Warren Hill

posted Jan 20, 2015, 2:11 PM by GFADP staff

Friends, 

As you may have seen, today the Georgia Supreme Court denied Warren Hill's request to appeal the habeas decision in his case. Pasted below is a statement from Warren’s attorney. 

Warren Hill will have a clemency hearing on Monday, January 26th. We are working to collect signatures in support of clemency. 

SIGN THE PETITION HERE.

Today, a website was launched, http://savewarrenhill.com, which has background information, legal filings, attorney statements and more.

Thanks so much for everything.

-GFADP

 

Statement from Brian Kammer, Attorney for Warren Hill

“Two courts in Georgia, in 2002 and in 2012 found that Mr. Hill has intellectual disability by a preponderance of evidence. And yet Mr. Hill faces execution despite the fact that he has had lifelong, well-documented intellectual disability, which should exclude him from facing a death sentence. Every single expert who has examined him, including those retained by the state, agrees that Mr. Hill has intellectual disability. The only reason he is in grave danger of an unconstitutional execution is that the Georgia standard is unscientific and, as Mr. Hill’s case painfully shows, impossible to satisfy.

“Last year, in Hall v. Florida, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that death row defendants must have a “fair opportunity” to prove their disability, and that states may not create unacceptable risks that the intellectually disabled will be executed. Mr. Hill has not been given that fair opportunity, and today, the Court refused to address Georgia’s unscientific standard, which will very clearly lead to the execution of the intellectually disabled. In Mr. Hill’s case, seven doctors stand behind the diagnosis of intellectual disability and none claim that Mr. Hill does not have intellectual disability. The Courts must act to ensure that Mr. Hill receives the exemption from the death penalty required by his documented lifelong intellectual disability.”

-Brian Kammer, attorney for Warren Hill, January 20, 2015 

The Georgia Supreme Court's order can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/1xQRr7P 

Mr. Hill's pending action at the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals asking the court to take up Georgia's standard of proof can be accessed here: http://bit.ly/1wnOY4o  


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