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URGENT ACTION for Warren Hill

posted Jul 10, 2012, 6:44 AM by GFADP staff   [ updated Aug 31, 2012, 8:29 AM ]
As you know, an execution date has been set for Warren Hill for Wednesday, July 18 at 7:00pm.
 
His lawyers will present to the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles on Friday, July 13 at 9:00am. The Parole Board is the entity in Georgia that has the sole authority to grant or deny clemency (either to commute, or reduce, a death sentence to life without parole.) Only after a person has exhausted all appeals and other avenues of relief will the Parole Board consider granting clemency.
 
Please take a moment to sign this petition by Thursday, July 12, from our coalition partner Amnesty International and please post to facebook and twitter.
 
There has been excellent coverage of Warren’s case, including an editorial in the New York Times, entitled An Urgent Plea for Mercy. The Atlanta Journal Constitution also noted the cries for mercy for Mr. Hill and the fact that Georgia is completely out of step with how it handles people with developmental disabilities facing the death penalty.
 
Thank you for taking action today. We will keep you posted on any new developments.
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