Closed: Stop the execution of Warren Hill
This action is now closed. The execution warrant against Warren Hill expired on 20 July without his execution taking place. Many thanks to everybody that took action for Warren.
Still at risk
Warren Hill remains at risk of being put to death in Georgia USA, even though his execution would be unconstitutional. His case is due to be considered by the Supreme Court in September. We will monitor the situation in case the State of Georgia again attempts to execute him before then, and let you know if and when we need your help again.
Temporary stay extendedWarren's execution was due to take place on Monday 15 July, but he was granted a temporary stay after his lawyers filed an emergency motion in county court in Georgia challenging Georgia’s lethal injection process. Read more on our blog
Judge Gail Tusan issued a stay and scheduled a hearing for 18 July. The state reset the execution for 19 July. But following the hearing on 18 July, Judge Tusan kept the stay of execution in place so that she could have time to rule on the merits of the issues raised.
Although the state said that it intended to appeal the stay to the Georgia Supreme Court, in the end it did not do so.
The execution warrant expired on Saturday 20 July without Warren’s execution taking place.
Preparing for an unconstitutional executionWarren was sentenced to death over 20 years ago for the murder of a fellow prisoner.
However, Warren is intellectually disabled, according to seven different doctors who have examined him. in 2002 the US Supreme Court ruled executing intellectually disabled people to be unconstitutional. Read more about Warren's case