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For Immediate Release

Execution Date Set for Lee County Murderer - Warren Lee Hill to be executed on January 27

FORSYTH, Ga. — The Lee County Superior Court has ordered the execution of convicted murderer Warren Lee Hill. The court ordered the Georgia Department of Corrections to carry out the execution on a date between January 27 - February 3, 2015. Commissioner Brian Owens has set the date for Tuesday, January 27, at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson at 7 p.m.

Hill was convicted in 1991 for the murder of Joseph Handspike. If executed, Hill will be the 34th inmate put to death by lethal injection.

Media interested in a picture of Hill and a listing of his crimes may go to the GDC website (

The GDC has one of the largest prison systems in the U.S. and is responsible for supervising nearly 55,000 state prisoners and over 160,000 probationers.  It is the largest law enforcement agency in the state with approximately 12,000 employees.



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