Updated: 8:18 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013 | Posted: 7:40 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013
By Rhonda Cook
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
THE STORY SO FAR
Previously: The federal appeals court stopped Warren Hill’s execution set for February so it could consider whether evidence of his mental retardation was new and could be a basis for an appeal.
The latest: On Friday a Lee County judge signed a warrant setting July 15 as Hill’s new execution date.
What’s next: His lawyers are expected to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to delay the execution to give the justices time to decide if they want to hear his challenge of an 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that the mental retardation issue is not new.