Fix For Death Penalty Sentencing Is Ready For Full SenateA bill that would require unanimous jury recommendations before defendants could be sentenced to death has cleared the state Senate's Rules Committee.
Florida Prosecutors Can Seek Death Penalty Despite QuestionsProsecutors can seek the death penalty in ongoing cases despite constitutional issues with the Florida's death penalty law, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday.
Death Penalty Fix On Fast TrackA proposal that would require unanimous jury recommendations for death sentences to be imposed sailed through its first House vetting Wednesday.
Waffle House Killer To Get New Sentencing HearingPointing to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year that found Florida's death-penalty sentencing system unconstitutional, the state Supreme Court has ordered resentencing for a man convicted of murdering two Waffle House employees in 2002 in Broward County.
Proposal Could Resolve Key Death Penalty IssueSome clarity could be coming to a much-debated issue in the state of Florida.
Bill Calls For Unanimous Juries In Death Penalty CasesThe chairman of the Senate Criminal Justice committee has proposed requiring unanimous jury recommendations before defendants could be sentenced to death.
Florida Changes Lethal Injection DrugsState corrections officials have adopted a new lethal-injection procedure.
'Bizarre' Court Action Adds To Death Penalty ConfusionThe Florida Supreme Court rescinded an order Wednesday that would have barred prosecutors from seeking the death penalty in capital cases.
State Taking Death Penalty Issue To U.S. Supreme CourtThe state plans to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to revisit a case in which justices struck down as unconstitutional Florida's death-penalty.
Florida May Be Pondering 'Novel' Lethal Injection ChangeAn already sensitive issue is beginning to heat up in the topic pool again.
Probe Ordered Of Lauderdale Death Penalty AttorneyFlorida Supreme Court's Chief Justice has ordered an investigation of a death penalty lawyer who has repeatedly missed critical deadlines and who is currently representing two inmates who are trying to fire her.
Florida Court Requires Unanimous Juries In Death Penalty Cases The Florida Supreme Court ruled Friday that jury recommendations to impose the death penalty must be unanimous, finding that a new law allowing non-unanimous recommendations is unconstitutional.