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Scott Signs Death Penalty Fix Into Law

The Supreme Court of the United States. Photo: Jeff Kubina/Flickr

On Monday, Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a measure designed to fix the state's death-penalty after it was found unconstitutional by the U.S. Supreme Court in January. The Court found the old system of giving judges, not juries, the power to impose death sentences was an unconstitutional violation of defendants' right to trial by jury.

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Death penalty being sought in Gainesville home invasion case

State Attorney Bill Cervone in Gainesville will seek the death penalty for a man accused of killing a 78-year old  northwest Gainesville man. Authorities allege Paul Quandit was beaten, stabbed, and tied up by cousins Maranda Martin and Austin Jones. State Attorney Bill Cervone says Jones’ involvement is part of the …

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