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Robert Hendrix was convicted of the 1990 murder of Elmer and Michelle Scott in their Lake County home. (Image credit: Florida Department of Corrections)

Double-Murderer Executed

Robert Hendrix was convicted of the 1990 murder of Elmer and Michelle Scott in their Lake County home.

CBS Tampa–12 hours ago

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Tampa Mom Won’t Face Death Penalty

Prosecutors say they are no longer seeking the death penalty for a Tampa mother accused of fatally shooting her two children.

04/01/2014

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Trial Opens For Man Accused Of Throwing Baby Out Of Moving Car

Opening statements are set to be delivered in the murder trial of a Tampa man accused of throwing his ex-girlfriend’s 3-month-old son out of a moving car.

CBS Tampa–08/19/2013

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Man On Trial For Throwing 3-Month-Old Baby Out Of Moving Car

Jury selection is starting for a Tampa man accused of throwing his girlfriend’s baby out of a car onto Interstate 275 in 2009.

08/12/2013

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Scott Signs Bill Speeding Up Capital Punishment

Florida is speeding up how quickly it carries out the death penalty.

06/15/2013

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Florida Justices Refuse To Stay Gore’s Execution

The Florida Supreme Court has refused to stay serial killer David Gore’s execution. He is scheduled to die by lethal injection on Thursday.

04/09/2012

Robert Waterhouse execution will go ahead tonight.  (Photo Credit: Florida Department of Corrections)

St. Petersburg Man on Death Row Has Case Reviewed

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The attorney for a man set to be executed next week told the Florida Supreme Court Tuesday that newly discovered evidence should spare his client from the death penalty.

CBS Tampa–02/07/2012

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1980 St. Petersburg Rapist On Death Row Argues For Reversal

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a man set to be executed next week will appear before the Florida Supreme Court to argue for a reversal. Robert Waterhouse’s lawyers will present his case Tuesday. The […]

02/07/2012

Robert Waterhouse execution will go ahead tonight.  (Photo Credit: Florida Department of Corrections)

Fla. Killer Scheduled to be Executed Feb. 15

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida killer convicted of murdering a woman and throwing her body into Tampa Bay more than 30 years ago is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection on Feb. 15.

CBS Tampa–01/05/2012