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By Whitney Lavaux 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.
By Jaclyn De Bonis 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.
By Dana Edwards 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.
By WUFT News 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.
By Sabrina Alvarez 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.
By Chip Skambis 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 [...]
By Sanika Dange 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 [...]