Doctors Say Ga. Death Row Inmate Mentally Disabled

10:30 AM, Feb 15, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA (AP) - Lawyers for a Georgia man set for execution have released affidavits from three doctors who originally testified for the state but who now say they've changed their opinions and believe he is mentally disabled.

All three doctors write in affidavits that they changed their diagnosis after reviewing evidence, testimony and documents in the case of Warren Lee Hill. Lawyers for Hill, who is set to be executed Tuesday, have long argued he shouldn't be executed because he is mentally disabled.

The doctors served as witnesses for the state and testified in December 2000 that Hill was not mentally disabled but rather demonstrated borderline intellectual functioning.

A lawyer for Hill says he plans to submit the doctors' statements to a state court and to the state Board of Pardons and Paroles.

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