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Controversial Execution on Hold

By//Andrea Watson

A scheduled execution for a mentally disabled Georgia man, has been placed on hold, while the judge reviews a new state law which protects the identities of the makers of Georgia’s lethal-injection drugs.

Warren Hill, 53, was supposed to be executed by lethal injection Monday July 15, until his legal team made a last minute appeal to state officials. A Georgia law bans capital punishment for any disabled inmate, which tests have shown that Hill fits this category.

The judge is holding another hearing this Thursday, allowing the hold on the execution to remain, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.