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Florida Leads Nation in Death Sentences

The non-profit group Death Penalty Information Center published their 2012 report on December 18.  Florida had the most death sentences in the country for 2012 with 21 total.  California (14), Texas (9), and Pennsylvania (7), and Florida combined to serve 65% of the nation’s death sentences.  The projected nationwide total for 2012 will be 78, up from 76 in 2011. Florida executed three inmates in 2012:  Robert Waterhouse, David Allen Gore, and Manuel Pardo.  Florida currently houses 407 inmates on death row, second only to California with 724.  In 2000, lethal injection replaced the electric chair for Florida’s executions. As the use of the death penalty is at all time … Continue reading

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