Lee County Superior Court Judge George Peagler Jr. on Monday signed a death warrant that calls for Hill to be put to death by lethal injection during a one-week period beginning at noon on July 18. The Department of Corrections is soon expected to set the date.
Hill is on death row for bludgeoning fellow inmate Joseph Handspike to death with a nail-studded board in 1990. At the time, Hill was serving a life sentence at the Lee Correctional Institution for killing his girlfriend.
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