In less than an hour, it is probably going to be over. The state of Georgia is hell bent on poisoning Warren Hill. The Guardian has a feature, Ten reasons why Georgia should not execute Warren Hill. Nine of the ten reasons relate to the diminished learning capability of Mr. Hill. The tenth one mentions the fact that the family of Joseph Handspike is opposed to the execution.
The comments at the Guardian have a charmer. John Moore says “mentally disabled or not; he needs to go. he has already killed two people. This whole metally retarded thing is well… Retarded. Stick him with the needle already.”
Georgia seems to favor alternating black and white prisoners when it comes to excutions. Perhaps that is why Andrew Cook is going to get strapped into the goner gurney friday night. Governor Deal will get two notches on his desk.
Pictures are from ” The Special Collections and Archives,Georgia State University Library”
UPDATE: With 21 minutes to go, “#WarrenHill gets stay of execution from 11th Circuit and Georgia Court of Appeals” He had already been given Ativan as a pre-execution sedative. The stay of execution might be lifted tonight. HT to Bill Rankin.