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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

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

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

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

Execution gurney in Starke, Fla.

Florida Supreme Court Denies Stay In Tuesday Execution

The Florida Supreme Court on Monday denied a stay in the execution of convicted murderer Askari Abdullah Muhammad, who is scheduled to die by lethal injection Tuesday at Florida State Prison.

01/06/2014

Askari Abdullah Muhammad, previously known as Thomas Knight, is scheduled to die by lethal injection on January 7th, 2014.  (Source: Florida Dept. Of Corrections)

Man Convicted Of Killing Miami Couple Scheduled For Execution

After spending nearly 40 years on Florida’s death row, a man convicted of killing a Miami couple and stabbing a prison guard to death is scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection.

01/05/2014

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Jimmy Ryce’s Father Plans To Attend Execution

For the father of a Jimmy Ryce, February 12th he has been waiting for since 1995. Don Ryce says he’s grateful that Gov. Rick Scott has set an execution date for his son’s killer.

CBS Miami–01/03/2014

Courtroom Generic Gavel Scales of Justice

Lethal Injection Cocktail Debate Headed Back to Florida Supremes

The debate about the state’s current cocktail for lethal injections is headed back to the Florida Supreme Court, after a lower court judge ruled the drugs now being used would not violate a convicted murderer’s rights.

11/26/2013

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Death Row Inmates Challenge New Lethal Injection Drug

Death row inmates trying to stop the use of a new drug mix used in lethal injections, asked federal courts Tuesday to declare it unconstitutional.

10/29/2013

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