Scott Signs Death Penalty Fix Into LawGov. Rick Scott on Monday signed into law a measure designed to fix the state's death-penalty sentencing process after it was found unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court, but the new law will almost certainly be challenged.
Florida Overhauls Death Penalty In Effort To Continue ExecutionsIn a bid to resume executions after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the state's current sentencing law was unconstitutional, Florida is overhauling the state's death penalty.
Death Penalty 'Compromise' Headed To Senate FloorFlorida lawmakers are poised to resolve a fundamental flaw with the state's death-penalty sentencing system, as a Senate measure heads to the floor for a vote as early as next week.
Death Penalty Changes Easily Clear HouseThe Florida House on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a compromise measure designed to cure the state's death-penalty sentencing system, struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court last month as unconstitutional.
House, Senate Remain At Odds On Death Penalty FixThe daughter of one murder victim and the mother of another pleaded with lawmakers Wednesday not to require unanimous jury recommendations before death sentences can be imposed, pointing to their family members' cases as proof that unanimity is a bad idea.
Convicted Killer Of 3 Women Scheduled For Florida ExecutionAn execution is scheduled Thursday night for a man found guilty of murdering three women nearly 30 years ago near Tampa.
Supreme Court Reviews How Florida Decides Death PenaltyA north Florida death penalty case has found its way to the U.S. Supreme Court where some justices have questioned whether the state gives judges too much power to decide capital sentences.
Jury Deliberations In 'Big Tony' Sentencing Phase To Begin ThursdayA jury will begin deliberating Thursday whether to send Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello to his death.
Students Charged In Machete Slaying Could Face Death PenaltyFour 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.
Death Sentence For Cop Killer OverturnedFlorida'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.
FIU Grant Will Train Lawyers Handling Capital CasesFlorida International University’s College of Law has received a $620,000 grant to help defense lawyers handling capital cases.
Fla. Attorney To Seek Death Penalty In 13-Year-Old Murder CaseA 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.