Florida’s highest court has overturned the death sentence of a mentally ill man who shot and killed a Tampa police officer during a scuffle in August 2009.
Florida International University’s College of Law has received a $620,000 grant to help defense lawyers handling capital cases.
A man serving a life sentence for murder could be facing the death penalty after a central Florida state attorney filed notice that his office will seek the change.
The Florida Supreme Court approved a series of changes Thursday aimed at improving the death-penalty appeals process.
John Ruthell Henry, a man convicted of killing his wife and his 5-year-old stepson, is scheduled to be Florida’s 43rd execution by lethal injection in 14 years Wednesday. It would be the 13th execution in Florida since April 2013 and the 18th since Gov. Rick Scott took office in 2011.
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the constitutionality of a 2013 law that legislative supporters said would reduce delays in carrying out the death penalty.
A South Florida man who beat two women to death with a hammer and then set them on fire during a robbery is set to be executed by lethal injection Thursday evening.
The Miami State Attorney’s Office confirmed to CBS4 Tuesday that it will not seek the death penalty against a South Miami man accused of killing his wife and then posting pictures of her body on Facebook.
“It’s been a long, long time coming,” said the father of Jimmy Ryce, upon learning that Wednesday, February 12th is the day the man who kidnapped, raped, murdered and dismembered his 9-year-old son, will be put to death.
For the father of a Jimmy Ryce, February 12th he has been waiting for since 1995. Don Ryce says he’s grateful that Gov. Rick Scott has set an execution date for his son’s killer.