Justices reject appeal seeking to prevent execution of Death Row inmate
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday unanimously rejected an appeal seeking to prevent the execution of Death Row inmate James Dailey in the 1985 murder of a 14-year-old girl in Pinellas County. Daileys attorneys raised a series of issues, including arguments about what they said was newly discovered evidence in the case. Pearcy was convicted in the murder and sentenced to life in prison, while Dailey was sentenced to death. But the Supreme Court, in a 21-page ruling Tuesday, rejected the arguments about newly discovered evidence and other issues. Ron DeSantis in September signed a death warrant for Dailey and scheduled the execution for Nov. 7.
Death row inmate back in Duval County jail ahead of hearing
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Death Row inmate Paul Durousseau has been brought back to the Duval County jail ahead of a hearing next week on his re-sentencing. Durousseau was convicted in the 1999 murder of 24-year-old Tyresa Mack, one of seven murders he was accused of committing from 1997 to 2003 in Jacksonville and Georgia. After his conviction, prosecutors opted not to try him in the other murders. Durousseau's death sentence was thrown out in 2017 by the Florida Supreme Court, which ordered a new sentencing hearing. Copyright 2019 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.