Lawyers are racing against the clock to save the life of a "mentally retarded" man in Georgia who is scheduled to be put to death on Tuesday despite a US supreme court ban on executing prisoners with learning disabilities.
The execution of Warren Hill at 7pm local time on 19 February would be the first completed death sentence in Georgia since that of Troy Davis. The 2011 judicial killing of Davis, in the wake of substantial evidence of his probable innocence, prompted an outpouring of disgust across America and the world.
Source: The Guardian. Read full article. (link)