Condemned Killer Presses Courts to Stop His Execution

A condemned killer is pressing his last-minute appeals through the courts to stop his scheduled execution Tuesday for killing a Pensacola police officer.

Clarence Hill fatally shot police Officer Stephen Taylor during a bank robbery in 1982. He is one of two Florida convicts under active death warrants.

His lawyer has said it would be cruel and unusual punishment to execute Hill because he is brain damaged and has a mental age of under 18, but the state disputed the contention that Hill is mentally disabled.

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