Clarence Hill Takes Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court

A man who fatally shot a Pensacola police officer nearly a quarter of a century ago is taking his death row case to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Clarence Hill's attorney says he's filed the appeal Thursday. The execution is scheduled for Tuesday.

The attorney says he will argue it would be cruel and unusual punishment to execute Hill because he has a mental age of under 18 and Florida's lethal injection procedure can cause pain.

The Florida Supreme Court has rejected both arguments.

Hill was convicted of fatally shooting the Pensacola police officer during a 1982 bank robbery.


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