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FEB 19, 2013 - The Guardian

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Warren Hill supporters call for late stay of execution for mentally ill prisoner

Georgia set to execute Hill, who has been diagnosed with severe learning difficulties, in spite of criticism from rights groupsDisability campaigners are making a last-ditch appeal for clemency for Warren Hill, an intellectually disabled prisoner who is scheduled to be put to death on Tuesday evening despite a US supreme court ban on capital punishment in such cases.A coalition of disability rights groups assembled on the steps of the Georgia state capitol in Atlanta to plead for a stay of execution for Hill, 53, who is scheduled to be killed with a single injection of pentobarbital at ... Read More

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