Mar 19 2017
That law (SB 280) requires that Florida juries vote unanimously to sentence someone to death and gave prosecutors the green light to again pursue capital punishment following court decisions that found the state's existing sentencing rules unconstitutional.
Under Florida law, aggravating factors include whether the victim of a capital felony "was a law enforcement officer engaged in the performance of his or her official duties" and whether the felony "was especially heinous, atrocious, or cruel".
Scott said in a statement that Ayala's decision "made it clear that she will not fight for justice and that is why I am using my executive authority to immediately reassign the case to State Attorney Brad King".
Dusty Ray Spencer, who was convicted of stabbing his wife to death in 1991, is among 22 inmates from Orange and Osceola counties now awaiting lethal injection in the state's death chamber.
"Some victims will support and some will surely oppose my decision", she said. She also said it was more expensive to put someone on death row rather than put them in jail for life and that the endless appeals of death row inmates can actually prevent victim's families from achieving closure. "He declined to explore my reasoning".
Ayala's decision caused outrage in Florida, especially from Orlando Police Chief John Mine.
Scott can not unilaterally kick a constitutional officer like Ayala out of office.
Ayala released a statement on Thursday saying she would abide by Scott's order.
WESH 2's research of law review articles from Ayala's law school, articles that she has written for the local and national bar associations and her syllabus from a class that she taught at FAMU reveal no prior opinions of any kind about capital punishment, leaving some to wonder exactly when she chose to oppose it.
"The state of Florida has charged you with these offenses, not the court", Lauten explained.
Florida is one of 32 states that is authorized to use the death penalty. In a Facebook post, he says not going after the death penalty appalling and reprehensible.
Either way, Zaldivar says he wants Ayala off the case.
Even some death-penalty proponents agreed that Ayala enjoys latitude regarding whether to seek death sentences.
Charges of acting as accessories after the fact against Zarghee Mayan and Jameis Slaughter were dropped, according to a review of an Orange County court docket. She acknowledged that her husband had served time in prison for drug conspiracy and counterfeiting checks years ago.
The U.S. Supreme Court struck down the state's death-sentencing scheme previous year, saying Florida gave judges too much power over sentences, effectively freezing the death penalty there.
"Today's announcement is on the right side of history as momentum against the death penalty in the United States continues to build", Margaret Huang, the executive director of Amnesty International USA, said in a statement.
He also announced his intention to look into whether the state attorney's decision is a possible violation of public integrity. Every country in Europe except for Belarus has abolished the death penalty, as have Australia, Canada, Mexico and most of South and Central America.
Ayala's decision could play into any future political aspirations.
"I'm not a puppet for anyone", Ayala said.
Ayala's decision "goes beyond prosecutorial discretion and into the realm of dereliction of duty", said House Judiciary Chairman Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor, a former prosecutor in line to become speaker of the chamber in 2020.
Mar 19 2017
It's my fault Chelsea won - Pieters
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Mar 19 2017
Pastor Finds and Then Gives Away 706-Carat Diamond
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Was McDonald's Twitter Hacked, Or Has it Gone Rogue?
He echoed those comments after Trump was elected, noting that uncertainty was likely to continue throughout Trump's transition. Twitter Inc allows for two-factor authentication, a security feature that would deter many attempts to seize an account.
Mar 18 2017
Michigan Basketball vs. Oklahoma State: How to Watch and GameThread
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Mar 18 2017
42 dead in air attack on refugee boat near Yemen
Yemen's Houthi rebels reported shooting down a Saudi Apache helicopter in Hodeideh province on Thursday. Saudi-led coalition aircraft had taken part in the assault, the same sources said.
Mar 18 2017
Google's Guetzli Open Source JPEG Encoder Compresses Images by 35 Percent
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Mar 15 2017
$3.14 Pi Day deals: Blaze Pizza, Villa Italian, Pieology, more
Eli's Cheesecake: Mini apple and cherry pie trays will be buy one, get one free on both Monday and Tuesday for Pi Day . Blaze Pizza: Any pizza at any one of this restaurant's locations nationwide will be available for $3.14.
Mar 11 2017
NASA radar finds India's lost lunar spacecraft Chandrayaan-1 orbiting the moon
They then studied the radar "echoes" that bounced back to Earth using the 330-foot (100 m) Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia. NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) was testing its features and Chandrayaan was a flawless choice.
Mar 11 2017
For Breast Cancer Survivors, Eating Soy Tied To A Longevity Boost
Specifically, it was found that Asian Americans who were young and had more active and healthy lifestyles consumed the most soy. To clarify this issue, the researchers analysed consumption of isoflavone by 6,235 women who had breast cancer .
Mar 11 2017
England v Scotland: the two sides rated for Twickenham showdown
Throw into the mix Jamie George, Ben Te'o and Danny Care and you can see just how impressive England's depth is. After wins against Ireland and Wales, Scotland could take the Triple Crown as well as the Calcutta Cup.
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