Tag Archives: death penalty

Chadwick Banks Executed By Lethal Injection For Double-Murder

By on November 14th, 2014 | Last updated: November 14, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Chadwick Banks became the 20th person executed under Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday. The 43-year-old was put to death after being convicted in the 1992 slaying of his wife, Cassandra Banks, as well as the rape and murder of his 10-year-old stepdaughter, Melody Cooper. Eighty-nine people have been put to death in Florida since executions resumed in the state in 1979.

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In the News: City Commission Discusses Homeless Shelter Background Checks, Fort Hood Gunman Did Not Appear Violent, Silver Springs Film Fest 2014, Stanford Mom Facing Death Penalty

By on April 4th, 2014 | Last updated: April 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm

City Commissioners Voice Opinions on Homeless Center Background Check Policy – City Commissioners showed support for the Alachua County Coalition for the Homeless & Hungry’s plan to allow homeless people to the shelter regardless of a homeless individual’s criminal background. […]

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Juan Carlos Chavez Execution Day Timeline

By on February 13th, 2014 | Last updated: February 14, 2014 at 11:00 am

A timeline of Juan Carlos Chavez’s final hours before his execution Wednesday night.

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Murderer of 9-Year-Old to be Executed Wednesday

By on February 10th, 2014 | Last updated: February 13, 2014 at 10:44 am

Juan Carlos Chavez’s execution by lethal injection is to be held on Wednesday after being convicted of murdering 9-year-old Samuel James “Jimmy” Ryce in1995. A controversial cocktail of drugs will be administered.

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In The News: Theme Parks Report Injuries, Death Penalty Rare for Parents, Appliance Tax Holiday, Biometrics in Schools

By on February 3rd, 2014 | Last updated: February 3, 2014 at 10:07 am

Universal, Disney report 4th-quarter ride injuries – Universal Orlando reported three cases of people injured or becoming ill while riding Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. Walt Disney World reported five injuries – three at the Magic Kingdom. This is […]

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Larry Mann executed for 1981 killing of 10-year-old girl

By on April 12th, 2013 | Last updated: April 22, 2013 at 1:42 pm

Larry Mann, convicted of the 1981 killing of ten-year-old Elisa Vera Nelson, was executed at the Florida State Prison in Raiford on Wednesday.

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Death penalty in the state of Florida will remain

By on February 8th, 2013 | Last updated: February 9, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Florida lawmakers rejected a bill Thursday that would have eliminated the state’s death penalty. The House of Representatives Criminal Justice committee voted 9 to 4 on the bill.

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Pros and cons of Florida’s death penalty discussed at UF forum

By on April 19th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 9:30 am

Florida has a long history of highly publicized dealth penalty cases. While those cases don’t always end in convictions, the possibility of the dealth penalty is still a contentious issue.  Last night the group “Gainesville Citizens for Alternatives to the […]

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Florida execution gets green light after letters written from behind bars

By on April 12th, 2012 | Last updated: July 23, 2013 at 11:29 pm

David Gore has been on Florida’s death row for 29 years. During that time, he began correspondance with a pen pal in Las Vegas and detailed all his murders through a series of letters. Today, he will become the 73rd prisoner […]

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