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Lawyers for Georgia death row inmate with IQ of 70 ask for clemency
Lawyers for Georgia death row inmate with IQ of 70 ask for clemency

A Georgia inmate with an IQ of 70 is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection Tuesday night in a case that his defense argues is a “grotesque” miscarriage of justice. Warren Lee Hill, 54, a former petty officer in the U.S. Navy, is set to be executed at 7 p.m. here, and on Monday his attorney appealed for clemency before the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles, the sole authority in the state that can commute a death sentence to life without parole. The meeting before the five board members lasted more than two hours and there was robust discussion, said Brian S. Kammer, Hill’s attorney. “The gist of my argument was that the board did not need to...

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