Summary of Offense:
On March 8, 1983, James Earl Hill and his co-defendant, Brian Marshall, broke into the apartment occupied by Leroy and Altonia Matthews. Hill committed a heinous act of sexual assault on Altonia by forcibly inserting a stick into her rectum. Meanwhile, Marshall struggled with Leroy in the living room/kitchen area of the apartment. Two days later, Altonia died from her injuries.
Marshall received a life sentence.
Hill was sentenced to death on August 22, 1983.