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Thursday, November 15, 2007

SCOTUS Blocks Execution of Florida Man

From NYTimes.com: The Supreme Court is blocking the execution of a convicted child killer in Florida.    Hours before Mark Schwab was scheduled to die, the high court stepped in, as it was widely expected to do.

The court is considering the appeals of two inmates in Kentucky who are challenging the same drug combination that is used in Florida to put inmates to death.

Schwab was sentenced to death for the murder of an 11-year-old boy. He'd seen the boy's picture in the newspaper shortly after Schwab was released from prison on a sexual assault sentence. He gained the confidence of the family by claiming he was with the newspaper and was writing an article about the boy.

Rest of Article. . . [Mark Godsey]

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