Convicted Warren killer asks for new trial, 30 years later

Judge Patricia Cosgrove considers a request from convicted killer Danny Hill for a new trial.
Judge Patricia Cosgrove considers a request from convicted killer Danny Hill for a new trial.

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – In Trumbull County Common Pleas court Monday, a visiting judge from Summit County heard arguments about whether convicted killer Danny Lee Hill should be allowed to ask for a new trial.

Hill appeared by video conference from the state prison where he is held.

Judge Patricia Cosgrove made no decision on Monday, giving the state until December 31 to file a request, should they want an additional hearing on this matter.

Hill has been on death row for almost 30 years, after he was convicted in the attack, rape and brutal murder 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.

Full interrogation:

Hill describes details of the crime:

(Courtesy of The Marshall Project)

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