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FL inmate questions capital punishment just before his execution for bludgeoning deaths

A Florida man convicted of bludgeoning two women to death with a hammer and setting them on fire more than 26 years ago was executed on Thursday, a state prison official said. Robert Lavern Henry, 55, was pronounced dead at 6:16 p.m. after receiving a lethal injection, said Misty Cash,…

Florida debuts new prison dorms for U.S. veterans

ORLANDO, Fla (Reuters) – Marvin Hurst, 59, makes his bunk with military precision, snaps to attention for the morning flag-raising ceremony and follows orders all day long. But home is no Army barracks. Hurst, who served in the U.S. Army from 1973-74, is one of 300 prisoners housed in the…

Cuban convict executed in Florida

MIAMI — A 61-year-old Cuban man convicted of the 1978 murder of a US cop was executed in Florida by lethal injection Wednesday, after the Supreme Court rejected his petitions for a stay, prison authorities said. The execution of Manuel Valle came just one week after the highly controversial high-profile…

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