John Errol Ferguson

John Errol Ferguson (Source: CBS4)

Lawyers: Florida Murderer Too Mentally Ill, Shouldn’t Be Executed

Over thirty years ago, John Errol Ferguson killed eight people. Before committing the multiple murders, Ferguson suffered child abuse, was diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic and also survived a bullet to the head. Ahead of his set execution Monday, his lawyers said that he is too ill to be executed, and that Ferguson believes he is “Prince of God” and a victim of a communist plot.


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Death Row Inmate’s Lawyer To Appeal To US Supreme Court

The attorney for John Errol Ferguson, a current inmate on death row for the murder of several people, said that he will ask U.S. Supreme Court to review the case.


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.


John Errol Ferguson (Source: CBS4)

Eight-Time Murderer’s Case To Be Heard By Federal Appeals Court

A federal appeals court will hear oral arguments in the case of a mass murderer John Errol Ferguson. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit said Friday that it will hear the arguments in Ferguson’s case on Nov. 29.


John Errol Ferguson (Source: CBS4)

Court Ruling Upholds Miami Mass Murderer’s Stay Of Execution

Convicted mass murderer John Errol Ferguson will be kept alive a little longer.


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.


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Florida Justices Deny Death Row Inmate’s Appeal

This month’s execution of a convicted murderer will continue as planned after the Florida Supreme Court ruled that a judge properly denied a mental competency hearing.


John Errol Ferguson (Source: CBS4)

Death Row Inmate’s Lawyers Make Case Before Fla. Supreme Court

Lawyers for a Florida death row inmate scheduled to be executed later this month will make their case to the state’s highest court on Thursday.


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Gov. Temporarily Halts Killer’s Execution

Next month’s execution of a convicted murderer has been temporarily put on hold by Gov. Rick Scott who wants a panel of psychiatrists to determine if he is insane.


John Errol Ferguson (Source: CBS4)

Fla. Gov. Signs Death Warrant For Man Who Murdered Eight

Gov. Rick Scott signed a death warrant Wednesday for a career criminal convicted of what was, at the time, the worst mass murder in Miami-Dade history.

CBS Miami–09/06/2012