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John Errol Ferguson Execution

John Errol Ferguson, Serious Mental Illness, and Capital Punishment

Tobias Winright | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics
Tobias Winright

While I am opposed to capital punishment for anyone, I am especially opposed to it in cases where there is serious doubt about the perpetrator's full culpability due to severe mental illness at the time of his or her offense.

Man Executed Despite 'Severe' Mental Illness Pleas

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 10.05.2013 | Miami

STARKE, Fla. -- A man convicted of murdering eight people in Miami-Dade County in the late 1970s was executed Monday night at the Florida State Prison...

Mental Illness Advocates File To Halt Florida Execution

Reuters | Posted 10.05.2013 | Miami

* Execution set for 6 p.m. EDT (2200 GMT By David Adams MIAMI, Aug 5 (Reuters) - A Florida man who has spent 35 years o...

Appeals Court Rules On Ferguson Execution

AP | Posted 12.27.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- A federal appeals court has refused to lift a stay of execution for a Florida mass killer. Ferguson's lawyers claim he suffers from mental i...

SCOTUS Denies Emergency Stay Of Mentally Ill Man's Execution

AP | TAMARA LUSH and CURT ANDERSON | Posted 12.23.2012 | Miami

STARKE, Fla. — Following a slew of conflicting court rulings, a federal appeals court Tuesday night blocked the scheduled execution of a mass ki...

Judge Stays Execution Of Mentally Ill Mass Killer

AP | Posted 10.20.2012 | Miami

MIAMI -- A federal judge on Saturday granted a stay of execution for a convicted mass killer in Florida, who is mentally ill and was scheduled to be p...