Death Penalty

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Prosecutors Won't Seek Death Penalty Against Alleged Facebook KillerThe 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.
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.
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