Eddie Wayne Davis, convicted of raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl 20 years ago, is scheduled for to be executed Thursday.
Siding with a Death Row inmate convicted of killing a pregnant woman in 1978, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Florida’s use of a “rigid” IQ score in determining whether defendants should be shielded from execution because they are intellectually disabled.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The stay of execution for Marshall Lee Gore, the escort service owner convicted of killing two Florida women, has been lifted.
It’s illegal in 17 states, and a new bill by a House Democrat would make it illegal in Florida.