The Georgia Supreme Court stayed the execution of Warren Lee Hill because of concerns about him being the state's first prisoner put to death with the single-drug method.
The state parole board Friday denied clemency to convicted murderer Warren Lee Hill.
Hill is scheduled to be executed by the state on July 18 at 7 p.m., at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.
In 1991, a jury convicted Hill of murder and sentenced him to death for killing Joseph Handspike, another inmate at the Lee Correctional Institute. Hill was already serving a life sentence for the 1986 murder of his girlfriend.
The Georgia Supreme Court has upheld the conviction and affirmed the jury's verdict. The U.S. Supreme Court denied his appeal in June. Clemency was his last chance to avoid the death penalty.
Warren Lee Hill Execution Set