Death row survivors want meeting with governor; Legislation goal: Cut prison time prior to execution
In the wake of Elmer Carroll’s execution Wednesday, many who oppose the death penalty gathered at the state Capitol on Thursday.
Carroll was sentenced to death for the 1990 rape and murder of 10-year-old Christine McGowan.
In the crowd of 2-dozen opponents were 2 of 24 men whom Florida sentenced to death, then released after they were found to be innocent.
“I am No. 24, Seth Penalver, exonerated last year in the state of Florida,” Penalver said.
“There are more innocent people on death row. It’s not something new. It’s ongoing,” said Mark Elliot, of Floridians Against the Death Penalty.
“For every 3 executed, you have 1 innocent,” Penalver said. “We have a problem here. I have a letter here from over 40 people exonerated from death row from across the United States of…
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