Thursday, February 21, 2013 12:21 pm
SCOTUS won't lift stay of execution for Ga. inmate
By KATE BRUMBACKAssociated Press
The court's decision means Warren Lee Hill will not likely be scheduled for execution before the state's current supply of a lethal injection drug expires next week.
Hill was one of two Georgia inmates to be executed this week. The other was also granted a stay, although the state has appealed.
Hill was convicted in the 1990 beating death of fellow inmate Joseph Handspike. At the time, Hill was serving a life sentence for killing his girlfriend.
The state says the defense has failed to meet its burden of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that Hill is mentally disabled.