Florida Supreme Court Refuses To Reinstate Death SentencesThe Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected requests by Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office to reinstate death sentences for two convicted murderers, ruling that earlier orders required the men to receive new sentencing hearings.
Florida Death Penalty Experts Concerned About Supreme Court RulingAbout 100 to 150 death penalty cases have been thrown into legal limbo because of a Florida Supreme Court decision, experts say.
Report: U.S. Death Penalty Cases Declining, But Florida Among Most Active Capital Punishment StatesFlorida is one of 29 states that still have the death penalty, but only seven states carried out executions in 2019 including Florida with two. The continuing decline in capital punishment in the U.S. is the focus of a new report by the Death Penalty Information Center which says 2019 was the fifth straight year with fewer than 30 executions and 50 new death sentences.
Jury Recommends Florida Woman Be Executed For Killing Her 6-Year-Old DaughterA Florida jury has recommended that a woman should be executed for murdering her 6-year-old daughter.
August Execution Set For Florida Killer Who Targeted Gay MenA convicted killer in Florida who authorities say targeted gay men is scheduled to be executed later this summer.
Prosecutors Back Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody On Death PenaltyState attorneys are looking to lend support to Attorney General Ashley Moody in a potentially far-reaching case about Florida’s death-penalty sentencing system.
Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody Weighs In On Death Penalty ChangesFlorida Attorney General Ashley Moody’s office is urging the Florida Supreme Court to reverse course on decisions that allowed dozens of convicted murderers to have their death sentences reconsidered.
A Look At Florida’s Death Penalty By The NumbersOn the eve of the state's first execution under Gov. Ron DeSantis, we take a look at Florida’s death penalty by the numbers.
Conservative Florida Supreme Court Eyes Key Death Penalty IssueMore than 100 inmates condemned to death could face a major upheaval, as a revamped Florida Supreme Court ponders whether to undo a 2016 ruling that allowed nearly half of the state’s Death Row prisoners to have their death sentences revisited.
Judge Says Trial For Confessed Parkland Shooter Could Begin Early Next YearIt’s been more than a year since the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Florida Man Reaches Plea Deal In Double Murder, Mass ShootingA Florida man has pleaded guilty to fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and her 8-year-old son, as well as wounding four others, as part of a deal to avoid the death penalty.
In Rejecting Florida Appeals, US Supreme Court Justices Debate Future Of Death Penalty As the US Supreme Court rejected a series of death penalty appeals from Florida on Tuesday, key justices laid bare the enduring divisions over the fairness and effectiveness of the ultimate punishment.
Death Penalty Sought For Man Accused Of Killing Fort Myers OfficerProsecutors are seeking the death penalty against a man accused of fatally shooting a Fort Myers police officer and then taunting other officers.
Gillum Vows To Suspend, Review Death Penalty In FloridaTallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum told CBS Miami if he is elected governor, he would suspend the use of the death penalty in Florida.
Vatican Shifts Stance On Death Penalty A major change to the Catholic Church's teaching on the death penalty was announced by the Vatican on Thursday.