Death Penalty

Source: AP (Josh Anderson)

Students Charged In Machete Slaying Could Face Death Penalty

Four South Florida students could face the death penalty after allegedly killing their classmate with a machete and leaving him to die in a shallow grave.

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Death Sentence For Cop Killer Overturned

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.

04/23/2015

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

FIU Grant Will Train Lawyers Handling Capital Cases

Florida International University’s College of Law has received a $620,000 grant to help defense lawyers handling capital cases.

04/06/2015

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

Fla. Attorney To Seek Death Penalty In 13-Year-Old Murder Case

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.

02/15/2015

Florida Capitol Complex (Source: dms.myflorida.com)

Justices Revamp Rules For Death Penalty Appeals

The Florida Supreme Court approved a series of changes Thursday aimed at improving the death-penalty appeals process.

07/03/2014

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

5 Things To Know About Florida Executions

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.

CBS Miami–06/18/2014

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Supreme Court Upholds ‘Timely Justice’ Law

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.

06/12/2014

Robert L. Henry, 55,  was convicted of the November 1987 slayings of Phyllis Harris and Janet Thermidor in Broward County. (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

S. Florida Killer, Robert L. Henry, Executed

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.

CBS Miami–03/20/2014

Derek Medina, accused of killing his wife and posting a picture of her body on Facebook, appeared in court on Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Prosecutors Won’t Seek Death Penalty Against Alleged Facebook Killer

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.

CBS Miami–02/18/2014

Juan Carlos Chavez (Source: CBS)

Justice For Jimmy: A Look Back At The Chavez Trial

“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.

CBS Miami–02/11/2014

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