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Understanding the appeals process in capital punishment cases

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Death row inmate Manuel Valle was set to be executed Wednesday at the Florida State Prison near Starke.  Valle was convicted in the early 1980s of murdering a Coral Gables police officer in 1978. University of Florida Law professor Bob Dekle spoke with Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Paula Cunniffe about the appeals process in capital punishment cases like this.

[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/dekleQandAfinalPC.mp3]

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