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Robert L. Henry, 55,  was convicted of the November 1987 slayings of Phyllis Harris and Janet Thermidor in Broward County. (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

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.

CBS Miami–03/20/2014

Robert L. Henry, 55,  was convicted of the November 1987 slayings of Phyllis Harris and Janet Thermidor in Broward County. (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

Midazolam Usage In Florida Executions Headed To Broward Court

The controversial use of the drug midazolam hydrochloride in Florida executions will be the subject of an evidentiary hearing before the state can proceed with the execution of Robert L. Henry, 55.

CBS Miami–03/07/2014

Freddie Lee Hall (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

IQ Score Questioned By Supreme Court In FL Man’s Execution

The Supreme Court is now hearing an appeal from a Florida death row inmate and examining IQ scores after the man claimed he’s protected from execution because he’s mentally disabled.

03/03/2014

Execution Chamber on Florida's Death Row as seen by witnesses. (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

Pipe Bomb Killer Of FHP Trooper Executed

Paul Augustus Howell, who was sent to Death Row for the 1992 murder of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper, was executed Wednesday at Florida State Prison near Stark.

02/26/2014

Robert L. Henry, 55,  was convicted of the November 1987 slayings of Phyllis Harris and Janet Thermidor in Broward County. (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

Death Warrant Signed For S. Fla Killer

The South Florida man who killed two women with a hammer and set them on fire now has an execution date set for March 20.

02/13/2014

File image of Juan Carlos Chavez (Source: CBS4)

Jimmy Ryce’s Killer Executed

Juan Carlos Chavez, the man who raped, murdered, and then dismembered the body of 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce received the state of Florida’s ultimate punishment Wednesday when he was executed.

CBS Miami–02/12/2014

Death row inmate Juan Carlos Chavez walks into the criminal courthouse Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, in Miami. (Source: Walter Michot / Miami Herald Staff)

How Jimmy Ryce’s Killer Spent His Final Hours

As Juan Carlos Chavez, the convicted killer of 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce, awaits his 6 p.m. scheduled execution at Florida State Prison, he has a detailed schedule that he will follow Wednesday morning and afternoon.

CBS Miami–02/12/2014

Juan Carlos Chavez (Source: CBS)

More Last Minute Appeals Possible Ahead Of Chavez Execution

The convicted murderer of nine-year-old Jimmy Ryce, Juan Carlos Chavez, has less than 19 hours to live and his lawyers are spending those hours fighting to extend his life through last minute appeals.

CBS Miami–02/11/2014

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Justice For Jimmy Ryce Just Days Away

The kidnapping, rape and murder of Jimmy Ryce, 18-years-ago, shook South Florida to its core but on Wednesday, the man convicted of the horrific crime is set to be executed on Florida’s death row.

CBS Miami–02/10/2014

Execution gurney in Starke, Fla.

Florida Executes Man Who Killed S. Florida Couple & Guard

A man convicted of abducting and killing a Miami couple in 1974 and later stabbing a prison guard to death is set for execution at Florida State Prison, just one day after the Florida Supreme Court denied a state of execution.

CBS Miami–01/07/2014

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