By Ryan Jones on February 26th, 2015 | Last updated: February 26, 2015 at 3:06 pm
State seeks death penalty for Granville Ritchie in slaying of Tampa 9-year-old – Prosecutors filed a notice of intent to seek the death penalty against a man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a 9-year-old girl. Prosecutors will need to […]
By Alexia Fernandez on January 16th, 2015 | Last updated: January 16, 2015 at 12:50 pm
Johnny Kormondy was executed on Thursday at 8:16 p.m. for the 1993 murder of Gary McAdams and the rape of his wife, Cecilia. Cecilia McAdams attended the execution along with her in-laws.
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 Marjorie Nunez 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. […]
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.
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By Claudia Marina 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 […]
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 […]