Taxi driver killer's lawyer wants him removed from death row

Paul Durousseau convicted in 1999 murder of Tyresa Mack


A high-profile murder case will go before the state Supreme Court  in Tallahassee Thursday.

Paul Durousseau's new lawyer wants him to be removed from death row, based on the U.S. Supreme Court's Hurst ruling that found Florida's death penalty law unconstitutional. 

Durousseau was a taxi driver convicted in the 1999 murder of Tyresa Mack. He was sentenced to death in 2007.

He was also accused in the murders of six other women, but never tried. 

Five women were found strangled and killed between January through February 2003. Two of the women were pregnant. 

The Florida Supreme Court upheld Durousseau's sentence on the automatic appeal.

Now, Dorousseau's lawyer is seeking post-conviction relief, on grounds of ineffective counsel and the U.S. Supreme Court's Hurst ruling.