5 Things to Know in Florida for Jan. 7

CONVICTED KILLER OF 3 WOMEN SCHEDULED FOR EXECUTION

Oscar Ray Bolin, who was found guilty 10 times by 10 juries for three different murders, will be executed at 6 p.m. in Florida State Prison barring a last-minute reprieve from the U.S. Supreme Court.

OFFICIALS: FLORIDA MOM ATTACKED SON’S TEACHER

Palm Beach County school police arrested 30-year-old Shakira Green on Tuesday. She’s accused of going to the teacher’s second grade classroom on Dec. 17 and hitting the teacher. She’s charged with battery on a school board employee.

MOTHER SEEKS TOUGHER SENTENCE FOR HERSELF IN SHOOTING CASE

Sujatha Guduru said Wednesday during a hearing in Sanford that she would plead guilty only if she were allowed to spend the rest of her life in prison for killing her teenage daughter.

US WILDLIFE OFFICIALS DECIDE ON MANATEE STATUS PETITION

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has scheduled a news conference Thursday afternoon in Miami to discuss its review of the manatee’s status. A Florida business group and the conservative Pacific Legal Foundation petitioned the government in 2012 to reclassify the manatee, citing a 2007 federal review that recommended listing the species as threatened since the population is recovering.

CAT DIES AFTER BOTCHED DECLAWING OPERATION

Two people face animal cruelty charges following a botched procedure on a kitten. The kitten fell ill and was in pain for two weeks before being taken to a clinic where he later died.

 

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