Warren Lee Hill has been granted a temporary stay of execution.
The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay of execution Tuesday for Georgia inmate Warren Lee Hill just minutes before he was set to die by lethal injection.
Hill was sentenced to death for the 1990 beating death of fellow inmate Joseph Handspike. Authorities say he used a board studded with nails to bludgeon Handspike while he slept as other prisoners watched and pleaded with Hill to stop. At the time Hill was already serving a life sentence for murder in the 1986 slaying of his girlfriend, Myra Wright, who had been shot 11 times.