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Category Archives: death penalty

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Avoiding the Florida Death Sentence

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

A Florida man was recently put to death by an experimental drug called etomidate, which is an anesthetic that had never been used for a U.S. execution before, according to the New York Daily News. Midazolam, which has been used in the past in the place of etomidate, is no longer allowed to be… Read More »

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Capital Felony for Murder of Elected Official or Law Enforcement Agent

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

A federal prosecutor was recently found dead on a Hollywood, Florida beach, as reported by CBS News. Investigators believe that he was killed by a gunshot wound to the head, or possibly another type of head trauma. While no arrests have been made and the death is still under investigation for foul play, the… Read More »

Florida Supreme Court Rules Unanimous Jury Needed for Death Penalty

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

A recent ruling came down from the Florida Supreme Court that overturned the current death penalty law in the state. This case was decided on remand from the United States Supreme Court. The Case This case was called Hurst v. Florida and the underlying case was about the sentence imposed on Timothy Hurst after… Read More »

Changes in Florida’s Death Penalty Law

By The Scott Skier Law Firm, P.A. |

The death penalty is often a hot topic button for debate. It is a lofty sentence that is the ultimate punishment for any crime. The State of Florida has recently made changes to their long standing death penalty law on grounds that many people believe that the current law is unconstitutional. Many inmates were… Read More »

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