Ga. Parole Board weighing clemency for Warren Hill

ATLANTA — The State Board of Pardons and Paroles is weighing clemency for condemned inmate Warren Lee Hill.

Hill is scheduled to die by lethal injection on July 18, 2012, at 7:00 p.m., at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Ga.

In 1991, a jury convicted Warren Lee Hill of murder and sentenced him to death. Hill was serving a life sentence for the 1986 murder of his girlfriend, when he killed Joseph Handspike, another inmate at the Lee Correctional Institute, on August 17, 1990.

The Georgia Supreme Court later upheld the conviction and affirmed the jury’s verdict. Hill has concluded his state and federal habeas corpus proceedings. The U.S. Supreme Court denied his appeal in June.

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