SCOTUS OK’d Disabled Man’s Execution

The Supreme Court would not halt the execution of a twice-convicted murderer with an IQ of around 70 and the “emotional capacity of a young boy,” according to his lawyer. Warren Lee Hill tried to appeal his death sentence on the grounds of intellectual disability, but didn’t meet Georgia’s “toughest-in-the-nation” standard for mental impairment. Hill was granted reprieves three times by the Supreme Courtbut was executed Tuesday night in Jackson, Georgia. Justices Stephen Breyer and Sonia Sotomayor said they would have granted him another reprieve.