Florida House Backs Governor In Battle With ProsecutorFlorida Gov. Rick Scott is getting the right kind of support as he tries to remedy a legal situation he feels needed help.
Judge Stops Arkansas Plan To Execute 8 Inmates In 11 DaysArkansas' already compromised plan to execute eight men by the end of the month appeared to unravel Friday as a judge blocked the use of a lethal injection drug and the state's highest court granted a stay to one of the first inmates scheduled to die.
Judge Backs Scott's Removal Of ProsecutorA circuit judge Tuesday signed off on the removal of Central Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala in the high-profile case of an accused cop-killer.
Judge Sides With Florida Governor In Removal Of ProsecutorOnce again the death penalty has become a polarizing issue in a high-profile murder case.
Prosecutor's Decision Refuels Death Penalty DebateIt’s one of the more controversial topics not only in the state of Florida, but nationwide.
Gov. Scott Takes Case From Anti-Death Penalty ProsecutorFlorida Gov. Rick Scott has rebuked Orlando's top prosecutor and transferred from her authority a case involving the slaying of a police officer after she announced her opposition to the death penalty.
Prosecutor's Stance Roils Death Penalty DebateA newly elected Central Florida prosecutor stunned legislators by announcing she will not pursue death sentences for any capital cases.
Scott Quickly Signs Death Penalty Sentencing BillFlorida is again poised to begin executions and prosecute death penalty cases after Gov. Scott signed a law aimed at fixing flaws in system.
New Sentencing Ordered In Broward Sisters' MurdersThe Florida Supreme Court has ordered a new sentencing proceeding for a Death Row inmate convicted of murdering two young sisters in 1996 in Broward County.
Senate Backs Unanimous Juries In Death SentencesMoving closer to getting Florida's death penalty back on track, the Florida Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would require unanimous jury recommendations for death sentences to be imposed.
Fix For Death Penalty Sentencing Is Ready For Full SenateA bill that would require unanimous jury recommendations before defendants could be sentenced to death has cleared the state Senate's Rules Committee.
Florida Prosecutors Can Seek Death Penalty Despite QuestionsProsecutors can seek the death penalty in ongoing cases despite constitutional issues with the Florida's death penalty law, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday.
Death Penalty Fix On Fast TrackA proposal that would require unanimous jury recommendations for death sentences to be imposed sailed through its first House vetting Wednesday.
Waffle House Killer To Get New Sentencing HearingPointing to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last year that found Florida's death-penalty sentencing system unconstitutional, the state Supreme Court has ordered resentencing for a man convicted of murdering two Waffle House employees in 2002 in Broward County.
Proposal Could Resolve Key Death Penalty IssueSome clarity could be coming to a much-debated issue in the state of Florida.