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Ga. officials reschedule Hill execution for Friday

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ATLANTA (AP) -

State officials have rescheduled the execution of Georgia death row inmate Warren Lee Hill for Friday.

Hill was originally scheduled to be executed on Monday, but a Fulton County judge issued a temporary stay so she could consider a legal challenge filed by Hill's attorneys. Hill is challenging a new state law prohibiting the release of certain information related to Georgia's supply of lethal injection drugs.

A hearing on that issue has been scheduled for Thursday morning.

Separately, Hill's attorneys have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court to halt the execution, arguing Hill is mentally disabled and should not be put to death.

Attorneys for the state say Hill has failed to prove he's mentally disabled and that his case has been thoroughly reviewed by the courts.

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