Georgia executes inmate for killing another inmate

ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) – A man convicted in the killing of a fellow inmate has been executed in Georgia despite claims by his lawyers that he was intellectually disabled.

Warren Lee Hill was put to death by injection of a single drug Tuesday at the state prison in Jackson. The 52-year-old was pronounced dead at 7:55 p.m. He did not make any final statement.

The 54-year-old had previously come within hours of execution on three separate occasions, but courts granted temporary reprieves each time. The Supreme Court on Tuesday denied a stay, however.

His lawyers argued Hill was intellectually disabled and shouldn’t be executed. The state argued the defense failed to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Hill is intellectually disabled.

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