Facts of Crime: Convicted and sentenced to death for shooting to death his family's caseworker and two other employees of the Aiken County Department of Social Services North Augusta on September 16, 1996 after losing custody of his children.

On September 16, 1996, Hill walked into the Aiken County Department of Social Services office in North Augusta and shot to death his family's case worker and two other employees after losing custody of his children. Hill was found a day later in a wooded area, suffering from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He had a bullet hole through the roof of his mouth and an exit wound in the top of his skull. At the time, Hill was married and had three children: a three-year-old daughter who was a quadriplegic from a traffic accident, and twin two-year-old boys. DSS had become involved with the family because of concern about the parents’ abuse of prescription drugs. The children were eventually removed from the home.

Josie Curry, Michael Gregory and James Riddle

Time of Death:
6:17 p.m.

Manner of execution:
Lethal Injection

Last Meal:
Meatloaf, corn on the cob, garlic bread, a beef burrito, a Mexican pizza, a taco, cake, ice cream, garden salad with tomatoes and ranch dressing, and Pepsi.

Final Statement:
"I sincerely apologize to the families of Josie Curry, Michael Gregory, and James Riddle. I am very sorry for the pain that my actions caused to them. Hopefully, my decision to have this sentence carried out, without delay, will help you understand the sincerity of my apology, and will provide you with some closure. To those of you who have expressed forgiveness to me, I thank you. For those of you who have been unable or unwilling to forgive me, I pray that today will provide you with the peace you deserve."