A man who has spent 28 years on death row and was once two hours away from execution will get a new trial after the Florida Supreme Court said Thursday that a retest of evidence makes it highly unlikely he would have been convicted of a 1982 Daytona Beach murder.
Death row inmates are asking the courts to stop use of a new drug being used in lethal injections.
Inmate’s Execution Date Pushed Back Because Initial Time Conflicted With Fla. AG’s Re-Election Fundraiser
Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi said that it was wrong to ask Gov. Rick Scott to push back the execution date of a convicted killer after the initial time conflicted with a re-election fundraiser.
Florida executed one of the longest-serving inmates on its death row Wednesday evening, 32 years after he kidnapped and murdered a 10-year-old girl who was riding her bike to school after a dentist put on her braces.
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 put to death on Tuesday.