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Schwab Execution Stayed

November 15th, 2007 by flanews

The U.S. Supreme Court stopped the execution of convicted child killer Mark Dean Schwab, hours before he was to die by lethal injection at the Florida State Prison. Schwab was convicted in the 1991 raping and killing of 11-year-old Juny Rios Martinez. Schwab was the first death row inmate scheduled to die in the state since a botched execution last year. Governor Charlie Crist reacted to the latest ruling.

When you realize the horrible nature of the crime that was committed, this young boy was kidnapped, raped, tortured and murdered,” the governor said. “Theres nothing. Its horrible. Its tragic. And if you believe in the death penalty as I do, then I think its important to have justice done. There are consequences to actions like that.

The U.S. Supreme Court is considering the appeals of two Kentucky inmates challenging the same lethal three-drug combination used in Florida. The issue likely wont be resolved until next summer.

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