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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

Former Florida Governor Reuben Askew died Thursday, March 12, 2014, at the age of 85.  (Source: State of Florida)

‘Reubin The Good’ Memorialized

Family and friends remembered former Florida Gov. Reubin O’Donovan Askew as a loving, courageous, deeply devout public servant whose FBI code name “Integrity” captured the essence of the man memorialized at a packed church Wednesday.


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

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Undocumented Immigrants Denied Law Licenses

The Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday the Florida Bar can’t admit immigrants who are in the country illegally.

CBS Miami–03/06/2014

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.


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

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

Jimmy Ryce’s Killer Again Denied Stay Of Execution

The convicted killer of Jimmy Ryce was denied a stay of execution by the U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals Monday. It’s one of the final appeals left for Juan Carlos Chavez before his scheduled execution on Wednesday evening.

CBS Miami–02/11/2014

WASHINGTON - FEBRUARY 24:  Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito arrives for President Barack Obama's address to a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol on February 24, 2009 in Washington, DC. U.S. President Barack Obama will address a joint session of the Congress at 9:01pm tonight where he plans to address the topics of the struggling U.S. economy, the budget deficit, and health care.  (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Justice Speaking In S. Florida Monday

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito will be in South Florida Monday to give a lunchtime speech to the Palm Beach County Bar Association.

CBS Miami–02/03/2014

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Fla. University Won’t Appeal Court Ruling On Guns

University of North Florida will comply with an appeals court ruling which blocks state universities from regulating guns on campus.


TAMPA, FL - MARCH 21: Debra Lafave attends a news conference after charges against her were dropped in Marion County as her mother Joyce Beasley looks on March 21, 2006 in Tampa, Florida. Prosecutors there said they didn't want to put her 14-year-old victim on the witness stand. Lafave is still serving three years house arrest for molesting the boy who was a student of hers. Lafave says she is now pursing a career in journalism. (Photo by Tim Boyles/Getty Images)

Infamous Teacher Wants Probation Ended Early

An infamous former Tampa teacher convicted of having sex with a student is asking the Florida Supreme Court to end her probation.

CBS Miami–09/16/2013