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Judge sets execution date for Warren Lee Hill, convicted of killing fellow Georgia inmate

...the three challenges that resulted in a stay was linked to his intellectual disability.Hill was sentenced to death in Lee County for the 1990 beating death of fellow inmate Joseph Handspike. At the time, Hill was already serving a life sentence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-16/judge-sets-execution-date-war
Georgia inmate who has come within hours of execution 3 times set to be executed this week

...of the intellectually disabled, but Georgia requires proof beyond a reasonable doubt.Hill was sentenced to death in Lee County for the 1990 beating death of fellow inmate Joseph Handspike. At the time Hill was serving a life sentence for the 1986...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-25/georgia-inmate-who-has
Man sentenced for sending drone to prison

...for trying to bring contraband into prison and five years for marijuana possession. She said he pleaded guilty in a Lee County court.In April, officials found a crashed drone in bushes outside the walls of Lee Correctional Institution in Bishop...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-20/man-sentenced-sending-drone-p
1993 slaying of Aiken County woman remains unsolved

...was out of jail on bond, Barnes was arrested for probation violations stemming from a case in 1991 when he damaged a Lee County golf course with a bulldozer.In July 1996, an Aiken County grand jury refused to indict Barnes on the burglary charges...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-18/1993-slaying-aiken-cou
Man charged in killing of Auburn player was on probation

...the new charges," Jones said Monday of Hart, who was scheduled to appear in court for a hearing Monday afternoon in Lee County.He was arrested Sunday in the fatal shooting of Mitchell, a redshirt freshman football player from neighboring Opelika...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-15/man-charged-killing-aubur
Auburn football player Jakell Lenard Mitchell is slain

...22-year-old Markale Deandra Hart of Camp Hill, Ala., on murder charges on Sunday afternoon. Hart was being held at the Lee County Jail on $150,000 bond. Police have not released a motive for the crime, but said they don't expect additional...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/college/2014-12-14/auburn-football-player-ja
Probation advisory council investigates company, won't recommend policy

...license to provide probation and prohibit Smith from ever entering the field again. But council member James Thurman, Lee County magistrate judge, recommended referring the case to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, as the council has done in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-12-17/probation-advisory-council-in
Judge denies challenge to death penalty provision

...Brian Kammer, a lawyer for Hill, said Wednesday he plans to appeal Wilson's order.Hill was sentenced to death in Lee County for the 1990 beating death of fellow inmate Joseph Handspike. Hill was already serving a life sentence for murder in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-10-01/judge-denies-challenge-death-
Georgia death penalty provision sees new challenge

...office had no comment on Hill's filing, spokeswoman Lauren Kane wrote in an e-mail.Hill was sentenced to death in Lee County for the 1990 beating death of fellow inmate Joseph Handspike. At the time Hill was already serving a life sentence for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-29/georgia-death-penalty-
Longtime sheriff pleads not guilty in bribery case

...accused of taking kickbacks.It had been well over a decade since a sitting South Carolina sheriff had been indicted when Lee County Sheriff E.J. Melvin was charged with dozens of federal drug and racketeering charges in May 2010. Since then, four...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-07-01/longtime-sheriff-pleads-not-guilty-