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Jul 22, 2012
Focus: Death Penalty
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

In 1988, Georgia became the first state to ban the execution of mentally retarded defendants who are proven to have learning disabilities beyond reasonable doubt. Despite this ban, developmentally disabled Georgia death row inmate Warren Lee Hill is slated for execution this Monday.

Mental retardation is generally defined as scoring 70 or below on IQ tests. Court records show that Hill scored 69 on one IQ test and 70 on two others. This evidence proves that he is developmentally disabled beyond reasonable doubt. Allowing the execution to continue undermines guidelines that have been put in place to protect developmentally disabled persons.

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TO STOP THE EXECUTION OF WARREN HILL!

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Posted: Jul 22, 2012 8:52am
Jul 17, 2012
Focus: Civil Rights
Action Request: Petition
Location: United States

In 1988, Georgia became the first state to ban the execution of mentally retarded defendants who are proven to have learning disabilities beyond reasonable doubt. Despite this ban, mentally retarded Georgia death row inmate Warren Lee Hill is slated for execution on Wednesday for a shooting murder committed in 1986 and beating an inmate to death in 1990.

Mental retardation is generally defined as scoring 70 or below on IQ tests. Court records show that Hill scored 69 on one IQ test and 70 on two others. This evidence proves that he is mentally retarded beyond reasonable doubt. Allowing the execution to continue undermines guidelines that have been put in place to protect developmentally disabled persons.

Please sign the petition to convince the Georgia Pardons Board to stop the execution of Warren Hill.

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Posted: Jul 17, 2012 4:27am

 

 
 
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