06-23-2011, 09:23 AM #1
Florida death sentences ruled unconstitutional; ruling applies in case of Vero Beach
MIAMI — A federal judge has declared that Florida's method of imposing the death penalty is unconstitutional because jurors are not required to make specific findings on the aggravating factors that increase a sentence from life in prison to death.
06-23-2011, 12:13 PM #2Registered User
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Although I'd like to see the d.p. abolished everywhere, this just sounds like a matter of cleaning up a badly written capital-punishment law.
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