ATLANTA (AP) -- The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles is set to hear from people seeking clemency for a death row inmate set to be executed next week.
The board will meet Friday morning with representatives supporting Warren Lee Hill. Hill was serving a life sentence in 1990 for the 1986 slaying of his girlfriend when authorities say he killed a fellow inmate. A jury in 1991 convicted Hill of murder and sentenced him to death.
Hill's execution is scheduled for July 18.
Hill's lawyer argues his client is mentally disabled and shouldn't be executed. Death penalty defendants in Georgia have to prove they are mentally disabled beyond a reasonable doubt to avoid execution
Hill's petition to have his case heard by the U.S. Supreme Court was denied last month.