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Lethal injection gurney on Florida's death row. (Source: Florida Department of Corrections)

Florida Executes Man Who Killed Wife, Young Boy

A Florida man who stabbed his wife and her young son to death nearly 30 years ago is scheduled to be put to death Wednesday.

06/18/2014

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

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Florida’s Use Of IQ Rule For Death Row Inmates

Siding with a Death Row inmate convicted of killing a pregnant woman in 1978, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Florida’s use of a “rigid” IQ score in determining whether defendants should be shielded from execution because they are intellectually disabled.

05/27/2014

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

Central Florida Killer Executed

A central Florida man convicted of killing his cousin and his cousin’s wife is scheduled to put to death on Wednesday.

04/23/2014

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

Execution gurney in Starke, Fla.

Florida Inmate Executed For Illinois Woman’s Murder

A Florida inmate who has been on Death Row for 27 years ended his sentence Tuesday evening. William Happ was put to death by chemical injection at Florida State Prison for the 1986 strangulation murder of Angie Crowley.

10/15/2013

Marshall Lee Gore Source: Department of Corrections

Serial Killer/Rapist Gore Executed Tuesday

After 23 years on Florida’s death row, Marshall Lee Gore, a former escort service owner who killed two women, was executed by lethal injection Tuesday evening.

10/01/2013

Execution gurney in Starke, Fla.

Temporary Stay Of Execution Granted For Miami Killer

A South Florida man convicted of murdering an exotic dancer 25 years ago has been granted a stay of execution less than two hours before he was scheduled to die by lethal injection.

CBS4–06/24/2013

Execution gurney in Starke, Fla.

Man Convicted Of Killing Dancer To Die Monday

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

06/23/2013

John Errol Ferguson (Source: CBS4)

Court Lifts Execution Stay For Mentally Ill Mass Killer

A federal appeals court has lifted a district judge’s stay of execution for a South Florida man convicted of more than half a dozen murders.

10/23/2012

John Errol Ferguson (Source: CBS4)

Fla High Court: Ferguson Sane Enough For Lethal Injection

The execution of mass killer John Errol Ferguson will take place later this month after the Florida Supreme Court ruled he is sane and can therefore be executed by the state for the murders of eight victims more than 30-years ago.

CBS4–10/18/2012

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