Mr. Hill’s case is the subject of diverse and extensive support from the leading intellectual disability groups in Georgia and nationally, including the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities, All About Developmental Disabilities, the Arc of Georgia, the Arc and the oldest professional society concerned with intellectual disability, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD).

Notably, the family of the victim does not wish to see Mr. Hill executed, specifically citing his intellectual disability. Several jurors who sat on Mr. Hill’s original jury have also stated under oath that they believe that life without parole is the appropriate sentence in this case. It was not offered to them as an option at trial in 1991.

In addition, President Jimmy Carter and Rosalyn Carter have called for a commutation of Mr. Hill’s death sentence to life without parole. Additionally, the American Bar Association, the Georgia NAACP state chapter, the ACLU, and the Council of Europe, an intergovernmental organization of 47 member states, have all called for the execution to be stayed.

Letters of Support From Intellectual Disability Groups:

Other Supporters: