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Racism Allegations Against Judge Enter Death Row Case

A lawyer for Death Row inmate Terrance Phillips wants the Florida Supreme Court to order an investigation into allegations of racism involving the circuit judge who sentenced the Jacksonville man to death — including accusations that the judge once said blacks should “go back to Africa.” Judge Mark Hulsey, elected …

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Ex-Wife Of Slain Florida Law Professor Denies Role In Death

Attorneys from left to right, Dohn Williams and Longworth Butler represent murder suspect Dayonte Resiles as he appears via video conference before Broward Judge Michael Davis, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Thursday, July 21, 2016.  After nearly a week on the lam, Resiles, who slipped from his shackles and bolted from a crowded South Florida courtroom in a meticulous escape plot involving multiple accomplices was captured at a nondescript motel, authorities said Thursday. (Mike Stocker/South Florida Sun-Sentinel via AP)

The ex-wife of a slain Florida State University law professor and her family are denying any involvement in an alleged murder-for-hire plot to kill him. Attorneys for Wendi Adelson and several family members issued a statement Wednesday saying speculation of their involvement in Dan Markel’s killing is categorically false. Authorities …

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South Florida Man Says He Didn’t Kill FSU Professor

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — One of the two men accused of killing a Florida State University professor is pleading not guilty to the charges. Sigfredo Garcia appeared in a Leon County court on Friday as his attorney sought his release on bail until trial. A grand jury last week indicted …

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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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