As of Tuesday, February 5, 2013
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ATLANTA — Convicted murderer Warren Lee Hill faces execution at 7 p.m. Feb. 19, according to state Attorney General Samuel S. Olens.
Hill concluded direct state and federal appeals proceedings, a press release stated. Hill was serving a life sentence in Lee Correctional Institution for fatally shooting his 18-year-old girlfriend 11 times.
While incarcerated for his girlfriend's murder, Hill fatally beat another inmate with a board in 1990. Following appeals in the state and federal courts after a 1991 trial, Hill made an appeal to the Georgia Supreme Court in July 2012. He was granted a stay of execution to plead the case.
The court held on Feb. 4 that the Department of Corrections' recent decision to replace a three-drug cocktail with one drug is not subject to the Georgia Administrative Procedure act. That opened the way to reschedule the execution.