The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Florida's unique system for sentencing people to death is unconstitutional because it gives too much power to judges and not enough to juries to decide capital sentences. The court sided with Timothy Hurst, who was sent to Death Row for the savage stabbing murder of a fast-food manager in Pensacaola in 1998.
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Florida's unique system for sentencing people to death is unconstitutional because it gives too much power to judges and not enough to juries to decide capital sentences. The court sided with Timothy Hurst, who was sent to Death Row for the savage stabbing murder of a fast-food manager in Pensacaola in 1998. Florida Department of Law Enforcement
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Florida's unique system for sentencing people to death is unconstitutional because it gives too much power to judges and not enough to juries to decide capital sentences. The court sided with Timothy Hurst, who was sent to Death Row for the savage stabbing murder of a fast-food manager in Pensacaola in 1998. Florida Department of Law Enforcement

High court orders Florida to overhaul death penalty decisions

January 12, 2016 6:34 PM