Death Penalty

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

(Source: AP)

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

(Source: CBS4)

Jimmy Ryce’s Father Plans To Attend Execution

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.

CBS Miami–01/03/2014

University of Miami Hurricanes

Calls For Death Penalty For UM Ring Hollow

Death penalty. That was a common sentiment among some fans and commentators when the reports of impermissible benefits and other NCAA violations first surfaced in August 2011.

CBS Miami–10/22/2013

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Justices Take Fl. Death Penalty Case On Mentally Disabled

In a case stemming from the 1978 murder of a woman after she left a Leesburg grocery store, the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a challenge to Florida’s standards for determining whether Death Row inmates should be shielded from execution because they are mentally disabled.

CBS Miami–10/21/2013

Marshall Lee Gore Source: Department of Corrections

Man Scheduled To Die For Miami Murder Gets 2nd Stay Of Execution

A man set to die by lethal injection has received a second stay of execution.

07/09/2013

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