The Georgia Resource Center
Promoting a Fair and Reliable Criminal Justice System in Georgia

Trymaine Lee with MSNBC writes about the Warren Hill case as execution looms

In his piece, Trymaine Lee provides detail as to Warren Hill's troubled upbringing and early signs of mental retardation: "Hill grew up in an abusive household and attended poor, segregated elementary schools in Elberton, a rural town in northeast Georgia. He was one of 10 children and his father, Warren Hill Sr., was an alcoholic. The family moved from small town to small town. The family was often without adequate food or clothing, and Warren Hill Jr. was hospitalized as a young child for malnutrition. He often suffered seizures and convulsions, according to an affidavit by Dr. Dan Grant in 2000. By 8th grade he had tested in the third percentile on standardized tests."