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Florida Executions

Florida Executes Man For 1994 Rape, Murder Of Girl

AP | Posted 07.11.2014 | Crime

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has executed a man for the 1994 rape and slaying of an 11-year-old girl. Eddie Wayne Davis was executed by lethal injec...

Florida Executes Man Convicted Of Murdering 2

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 04.23.2014 | Crime

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has executed a man convicted of murdering two relatives to prevent one of them from testifying against him in a burglary...

Florida Killer Set To Be Executed After Decades On Death Row

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 01.23.2014 | Miami

A Florida man who killed a couple in the woods in 1974 and later murdered a prison guard is set to be executed Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 6 p.m. via lethal in...

Execution Date Set For Killer Who Dismembered 9-Year-Old Miami Boy

Sun Sentinel | Wayne K. Roustan | Posted 03.04.2014 | Miami

The Governor's Office announced Thursday an execution date for the convicted killer of a nine-year-old Miami-Dade boy. Juan Carlos Chavez, 46, is sch...

Judge Rules On Florida's New Mix Of Execution Drugs

Reuters | Posted 01.25.2014 | Miami

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Nov 25 (Reuters) - A drug that Florida recently started using to knock out condemned killers in executi...

Man Executed For Illinois Woman's 1986 Murder

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

STARKE, Fla. (AP) -- Florida has executed 51-year-old William Happ for the 1986 rape and strangulation of a woman he encountered by chance in a conven...

Florida Executes Man Convicted For Murdering Two Exotic Dancers

AP | TAMARA LUSH | Posted 10.01.2013 | Miami

STARKE, Fla. -- STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A former escort service owner convicted of killing two women in the 1980s has been executed in Florida for the d...

Florida Attorney General Delays Execution For Campaign Fundraiser

Posted 09.09.2013 | Miami

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi was a staunch supporter of Gov. Rick Scott's Timely Justice Act, a controversial law that speeds up executions in t...

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...

Will He Or Won't He?

Sun Sentinel | Rafael Olmeda | Posted 07.27.2013 | Miami

Gov. Rick Scott doesn't appear to be in any hurry to speed up the state's death penalty appeals process. The Timely Justice Act passed both houses of...

Controversial Death Row Measure Heads To Scott

Reuters | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics

By Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 29 (Reuters) - The Florida Senate sent Governor Rick Scott a package of capital-punishment ...

Guess Which State Has The Busiest Death Row?

Sun Sentinel | Rafael Olmeda | Posted 02.25.2013 | Miami

Florida may be fourth in the nation when it comes to population, but we're still No. 1 when it comes to sending convicted killers to death row, accord...