Full list of vigils across GA as Hill execution looms
ATLANTA, GA (WALB) -
Civil rights leaders across Georgia are asking the United States Supreme Court to step in and stop the scheduled execution of Warren Hill.
Hill was sentenced to die for the 1990 beating death of a fellow inmate at Lee State Prison. He is scheduled to be executed tonight at 7 p.m.
But the NAACP agrees with Hill's lawyers that he is too mentally disabled to understand his crime.
The state, however, has said Hill's defense lawyers have failed to prove his mental disability beyond a reasonable doubt.
The Albany Dougherty NAACP branch is holding a prayer vigil tonight at 6:30 at their office at 136 North Magnolia Street.
The NAACP, along with the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities and Georgian's for Alternatives to the Death Penalty released a complete list of events across the state regarding the execution. They are listed below:
Jackson 6:00 PM Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison Contact: Kathryn Hamoudah, 404-819-4233, Kathryn.firstname.lastname@example.org or Evelyn Lynn 404-602-2856
Atlanta 5:00 PM March to the Capitol kicks off at Troy Davis Park (Woodruff Park). 6:00 PM Spokespeople will be available for comment on Capitol Steps, 206 Washington St. 6:30 PM Vigil at State Capitol Steps, Contact: Peggy Hendrix, 404-771-8940, email@example.com
Americus 12:00 PM US Post Office Prince St. & Forsyth St. Contact: Elizabeth Dede, 229-591-0114, firstname.lastname@example.org
Athens 6:30 PM UGA Arch on E. Broad St. Contact: Robbie Buller, 706-783-5131, ext 101
Augusta 6:30 PM Augusta Commons, 836 Reynolds Street at Broad Street Entrance (Across from James Brown Statute) Contact: Pat Seaborn, 706-860-2721, email@example.com
Clarkesville 6:30 PM Clarkesville Courthouse near the Gazebo, 226 Grant St. Contact: Helen O'Brien, 706-968-2490, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dawson 6:30 PM Intersection of Hwy 520 and Hwy 82 Contact: Rev. Ezekial Holley, 229-407-0101
Conyers 6:30 PM Rockdale County Courthouse; Milstead Ave. side; 922 Court St.; Conyers, GA 30012 Contact: Barbra Lee, 770-483-2648
Marietta 6:30 PM Cobb County Courthouse, On Marietta Square Cherokee St./Roswell St., Contact: Debbie Freel, 404-641-7719, email@example.com