04/29/2013 12:29 pm ET Updated Jun 29, 2013

Bill To Speed Florida's Death Penalty Could Force 13 Executions In 2013

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TALLAHASSEE -- Juan Roberto Melendez spent 17 years on Florida's Death Row after being wrongly convicted of the 1983 murder of Delbert Baker.

His conviction and death sentence were upheld by courts three times before Melendez was released from prison in 2002 after his attorneys discovered a taped confession by Baker's murderer.

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