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Scott signs death warrant for Jimmy Ryce's killer
Miami Herald ^ | 1/2/14 | BRENDAN FARRINGTON

Posted on 01/03/2014 3:44:00 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

Gov. Rick Scott signed a death warrant Thursday for the man who kidnapped, raped and murdered 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce on his way home from school almost 20 years ago.

Juan Carlos Chavez, 46, is scheduled to die by lethal injection Feb. 12 for the Sept. 11, 1995 murder in a rural area in Miami-Dade County.

(Excerpt) Read more at miamiherald.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: justice
About time.
1 posted on 01/03/2014 3:44:01 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Is this another illegal the Mexicans are going to whine about?


2 posted on 01/03/2014 3:54:35 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: SoFloFreeper

What scum are allowing this kind of beast to remain alive!


3 posted on 01/03/2014 4:01:09 AM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Obviously....he will kill this poor misunderstood pos because he is up for reelection.../ s


4 posted on 01/03/2014 4:01:17 AM PST by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SoFloFreeper

5 posted on 01/03/2014 5:24:00 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I find it objectionable that a governor would sign a death warrant.

While a governor should retain the authority for commutation or pardon, this is an offer for clemency, based on the recommendation of the state board of paroles and pardons, or, in some states, on the governor’s own initiative.

However, a governor should not be part of the legal process of the execution of a jury’s verdict. By default, an execution should be carried out without his input, other than a refusal of the request of the state board to the state board.

Otherwise, it is asking an individual *not* party to the trial or sentence to pronounce a sentence of death. This is beyond the scope of what a state’s chief executive should be allowed to do.


6 posted on 01/03/2014 7:34:50 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (There Is Still A Very Hot War On Terror, Just Not On The MSM. Rantburg.com)
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