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I witnessed death in Florida

I witnessed death in Florida

I will never look at a yellow number two pencil the same way again. I was one of the press witnesses to the first execution to occur in Florida in more than a year. Mark Asay was put to death for the murders of Robert Lee Booker and Robert McDowell via lethal injection Aug. 24. […]

Florida’s death penalty is back

Florida’s death penalty is back

“Mr. Asay, do you have any final words?” the man in the suit asked. He had a small microphone leading from his ear down into the collar of his shirt and a Florida Department of Corrections pin shimmered on his lapel. The man strapped down on the pale blue gurney replied promptly. “No sir, I […]

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 3

Five Things to Know in Florida for Mar. 3

DETECTIVES: FAKE TEEN DOCTOR STOLE $34,000 FROM PATIENT A judge ordered a teenager accused of being a fake doctor to take a mental health exam. Judge Joseph Marx ordered Wednesday that 18-year-old Malachi Love-Robinson could be released provided he undergoes the examination by Friday. EXECUTION DELAYED WHILE LAWMAKERS WORK TO FIX SYSTEM The Florida Supreme […]