Death row inmate seeks new clemency hearing - CBS46 News

Death row inmate seeks new clemency hearing

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ATLANTA (AP) -

A lawyer for a man set to be executed next week has asked the state Board of Pardons and Paroles to stay his client's execution and offer him a second hearing.

Warren Lee Hill is set to be executed Tuesday. His execution was originally set for July, and the board denied clemency at a hearing then.

The state Supreme Court ended up staying Hill's execution to give itself time to hear a legal challenge, which it has since denied.

As part of the renewed application filed Friday, Hill's lawyer submitted statements from the three doctors who originally examined him and testified for the state. All three doctors write that they've changed their opinion and believe Hill is mentally disabled.

Georgia law prohibits the execution of the mentally disabled.

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