Monday, October 23, 2017

death penalty

During a press conference in Bonita Springs on Friday, Governor Rick Scott praised a Florida Supreme Court ruling in his favor related to an ongoing battle with State Attorney Aramis Ayala. In its 5-2 ruling on Thursday, the court found ...
This Sept. 21, 2010, file photo shows the death chamber of the new lethal injection facility at San Quentin State Prison in San Quentin, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

BY | Dara Kam The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE……… Florida’s death penalty hiatus is slated to end Thursday, when the state plans to execute the first Death Row prisoner in more than 19 months. But the execution of ...
Florida Supreme Court

BY | Dara Kam The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE……… Attorney General Pam Bondi’s office Thursday asked the Florida Supreme Court to reject an appeal from Mark James Asay, a Death Row prisoner whose scheduled Aug. 24 execution ...

BY | Brandon Larrabee The News Service of Florida THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE……… Spring is usually the season for renewal, but new beginnings for state government are underway in the heat of summer. Some are cyclical, like the earliest legislative proposals being ...
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BY | Brandon Larrabee THE CAPITAL, TALLAHASSEE……… The Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano once said: “History never really says goodbye. It says, ‘See you later.’ ” In Florida this week, history made good on any promises to return. The state found ...
aramis ayala

BY | DARA KAM Central Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala is suing Gov. Rick Scott in federal and state courts over her removal from nearly two dozen death-penalty cases, including the high-profile case of accused cop-killer Markeith Loyd. Ayala filed ...
In a press conference on the steps of the Orange County Courthouse Thursday, March 16, 2017, Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala announces that her office will no longer pursue the death penalty as a sentence in any case brought before the 9th Judicial Circuit of Florida. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)

BY MIKE SCHNEIDER ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s governor has rebuked Orlando’s top prosecutor and transferred from her authority a case involving the slaying of a police officer after she announced her opposition to the death penalty. Signaling he wants ...
In this November 2005 file photo, Larry Greene, public information director of the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, demonstrates how a curtain is pulled between the death chamber and witness room at the prison in Lucasville, Ohio. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

BY ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday over the constitutionality of Ohio’s lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out executions once again. At issue is whether a contested ...
This undated file photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction shows death row inmate Ronald Phillips, convicted of the 1993 rape and murder of his girlfriend's 3-year-old daughter in Akron, Ohio. (Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction via AP, File)

BY ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s prisons agency is trying to obtain a drug that could reverse the lethal injection process if needed by stopping the effects of another drug previously used in problematic executions. The request to ...
These undated file combination photo provided by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections shows death row inmates Ronald Phillips and Raymond Tibbetts. (AP Photo/Ohio Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections, File)

BY ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal appeals court is weighing a challenge by death row inmates of an Ohio law that shields the names of companies that provide lethal injection drugs. The pending decision by the 6th ...
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