Stop Georgia Execution Of Mentally & Intellectually Disabled Warren Hill At 7pm Tonight


 

By Jueseppi B.

 

Georgia is set to put Warren to death by lethal injection tonight at 7pm, despite the fact seven doctors have unanimously agreed that he is intellectually disabled - so executing him would be unconstitutional.

Georgia is set to put Warren to death by lethal injection tonight at 7pm, despite the fact seven doctors have unanimously agreed that he is intellectually disabled – so executing him would be unconstitutional.

 

Stop Warren Hill’s Execution in Georgia

 

The Supreme Court banned executions of intellectually disabled people – but Georgia didn’t get the memo. Take action before Warren Hill is executed tonight.

 

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If the state of Georgia gets its way, Warren Hill — an African American man with an IQ of 70 who was convicted of murder in 1991 — will be executed at 7 pm tonight.

 

Tell Georgia officials to stop this execution now!

 

If Georgia executes Warren Hill, the state is:

 

  • Going against the wishes of the victim’s family, who say they do not want Hill to be put to death.
  • Going against the rule of the Supreme Court, which banned executions of “mentally retarded” individuals more than a decade ago.
  • Going forward with an execution despite the fact that Hill has a petition pending at the Supreme Court on this very issue, due to be considered on Sept. 30.
  • Going against the beliefs of several jurors on the case, who would have sentenced him to life in prison without parole if given the option.

 

 

Despite the Supreme Court ban, it’s down to the individual state to prove who is intellectually disabled, and Georgia requires proof ‘beyond reasonable doubt’, higher than any other U.S. state. Warren was not found to meet this standard, but since then, the three doctors who gave evidence for the state have changed their minds, and are now among the seven who unanimously believe he is intellectually disabled.

 

Warren has already come within hours of death at the hands of the state. Eighteen people have been executed in the US so far this year. Please take action today to ensure that he is not the nineteenth.

 

Act now to stop the execution of Warren Hill tonight.

 

The state should not have power over life and death in any situation — especially in a country that applies the death penalty in disproportionate numbers to African American men.

 

Please forward this email on. We need as many people as possible to speak out today.

 

In solidarity,

Brian Evans
Director, Death Penalty Abolition Campaign
Amnesty International USA

 

PS – if you are in Atlanta this afternoon,please join us for a march to the state capitol in solidarity with Warren.

 

Georgia is set to put Warren to death by lethal injection tonight at 7 pm, despite the fact seven doctors have unanimously agreed that he is intellectually disabled – so executing him would be unconstitutional.

 

What’s more, the family of the man he was convicted of murdering and several jurors at his trial have said they don’t want him to be executed. We desperately need your support to stop this injustice.

 

 

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3 Responses

  1. […] Stop Georgia Execution Of Mentally & Intellectually Disabled Warren Hill At 7pm Tonight […]

  2. For some reason I am not able to sign the petition even though it lists all of the countries. I can’t complete the form without the province. Hope there are plenty of signatures already.

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