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Capital Punishment

Execution Chamber on Florida's Death Row as seen by witnesses. (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

Pipe Bomb Killer Of FHP Trooper Executed

Paul Augustus Howell, who was sent to Death Row for the 1992 murder of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper, was executed Wednesday at Florida State Prison near Stark.

02/26/2014

Marshall Lee Gore Source: Department of Corrections

Florida Supreme Court Rules Miami Killer Sane Enough For Execution

The Florida Supreme Court has upheld a lower court’s ruling that Marshall Lee Gore, accused of killing two women, is indeed sane enough to be executed.

08/13/2013

John Errol Ferguson (Source: CBS4)

Lawyers: Florida Murderer Too Mentally Ill, Shouldn’t Be Executed

Over thirty years ago, John Errol Ferguson killed eight people. Before committing the multiple murders, Ferguson suffered child abuse, was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic and also survived a bullet to the head. Ahead of his set execution Monday, his lawyers said that he is too ill to be executed, and that Ferguson believes he is “Prince of God” and a victim of a communist plot.

08/03/2013

Execution gurney in Starke, Fla.

Death Row Inmate’s Lawyer To Appeal To US Supreme Court

The attorney for John Errol Ferguson, a current inmate on death row for the murder of several people, said that he will ask U.S. Supreme Court to review the case.

07/24/2013

Execution gurney in Starke, Fla.

Stay Of Execution Lifted For Miami Killer

The stay of execution for Marshall Lee Gore, the escort service owner convicted of killing two Florida women, has been lifted.

CBS Miami–06/28/2013

Florida Electric Chair

Florida Democrat Files Bill To Kill State’s Death Penalty

It’s illegal in 17 states, and a new bill by a House Democrat would make it illegal in Florida.

CBS4–01/05/2013