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Execution gurney in Starke, Fla.

Man Convicted In Dade Dancer’s Murder To Be Executed This Week

A South Florida man convicted of murdering an exotic dancer 25 years ago is scheduled to be put to death on Wednesday.

07/09/2013

Execution gurney in Starke, Fla.

Miami Man To Be Executed For Jailbreak That Killed Prison Guard

The state of Florida is getting ready for another execution, the second of three executions scheduled within four weeks.
Wednesday, William Van Poyck, 58, of Miami, is scheduled to die by lethal injection at Florida State Prison in Starke.

CBS Miami–06/11/2013

Rick Scott

Gov. Scott Signing Death Warrants At Stepped Up Pace

As Governor Rick Scott considers a bill which would speed up death penalty executions by creating tighter timeframes for appeals and post-conviction motions, he’s signing death warrants at a pace rarely seen in Florida since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976.

05/20/2013

Nevin Shapiro

NCAA Alleges UM Ignored Problems W/ Shapiro

The NCAA is asking if Miami ignored evidence that the former booster at the center of this scandal was providing impermissible benefits Hurricanes’ athletes, coaches or recruits, said a person familiar with the situation.

CBS Miami–03/29/2013

Execution gurney in Starke, Fla.

Fla. Senate Panel Considers Death Penalty Changes

Significant changes could be coming to the state’s capital punishment system. Monday, a Florida Senate panel discussed a bill to require a jury to unanimously recommend the death penalty.

CBS4–03/12/2013

(Source: AL DIAZ / MIAMI HERALD STAFF)

Escobar Rejects Plea Deal In Cop Murder Trial

The trial against Dennis Escobar took more twists and turns Monday as he rejected a plea deal he was expected to take.

02/25/2013

Maria Elena Perez

Shapiro Attorney Denies Wrongdoing Alleged By NCAA

The attorney at the center of the evidence the NCAA removed from its case against the University of Miami said Tuesday the NCAA was not her client and instead said the NCAA was merely a third party paying for some of Shapiro’s legal fees.

CBS Miami–02/20/2013

(Source: AP)

Battle Lines Drawn With NCAA’s Notice Of Allegations Against UM

The storm clouds that have been gathering over the University of Miami finally started to open Tuesday when the NCAA delivered its long awaited notice of allegations against the school, spelling out exactly what the collegiate governing body found during a two-year investigation of UM.

CBS Miami–02/20/2013

GavelDL

Lack Of Institutional Control Is Gateway To Severe Penalties

The NCAA leveled the most serious charge it has in its arsenal, lack of institutional control, against the University of Miami for the school’s part in the Nevin Shapiro scandal. The term, institutional control may be foreign to fans, but something schools dread seeing from the NCAA.

CBS Miami–02/20/2013

Joel Lebron (Source: CBS4)

Judge Sentences Joel Lebron To Death In SoBe Rape & Murder Case

A Miami-Dade County judge has sentenced an Orlando man convicted of abducting, robbing, gang-raping and murdering Ana Maria Angel in 2002 to death.

CBS4–01/31/2013

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