Judge upholds death penalty ruling in Warren murder case


AKRON, Ohio (WKBN) – Convicted killer Danny Lee Hill has lost his latest battle to be taken off of death row.

Federal Judge John Adams ruled Wednesday that Hill is mentally fit to be executed.

Hill was convicted in the 1985 brutal murder and rape of 12-year-old Raymond Fife. Fife was walking through a wooded field in Warren when he was attacked and killed by Hill.

Hill has repeatedly claimed he is mentally disabled and therefore not eligible for the death penalty.

It is not clear if Hill plans to appeal Adams’ ruling.

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