Death Penalty

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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.


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.


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.


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.



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.