Supreme Court To Decide If Mentally Disabled Man Will Be Executed Monday

William Lee Hill, Jr., on death row in Georgia, is appealing his execution on the basis of mental retardation.

Last week the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Parole denied both Hill’s request to commute his sentence to life in prison and his request for a 90-day stay but his execution, originally scheduled for today, was delayed because of Georgia’s decision to change the chemicals it uses in executions. The delay gave Hill and his lawyers time to appeal the case to the Supreme Court.

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