Columbus NAACP hosts vigil in protest of execution

Columbus NAACP hosts vigil in protest of execution
Published: Jan. 28, 2015 at 4:18 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 29, 2015 at 12:29 AM EST
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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A convicted murderer who lawyers claimed was intellectually disabled has been put to death at a prison in Jackson Georgia.

On the streets of Columbus, demonstrators held a vigil to protest the death of Warren Lee Hill. Hill was executed by lethal injection Tuesday, January 27 at 7:55 PM. He was convicted of murdering a fellow prisoner in 1990. This is his 2nd murder conviction.

The vigil was organized by the Columbus NAACP and held at the organization's headquarters on 1st Avenue.

Organizers say the state of Georgia should be ashamed for executing a man who medical experts say was mentally ill.

Today, the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles denied clemency for Hill after reviewing his criminal record and life history.