TALLAHASSEE, Fla (Reuters) - Florida on Wednesday executed a man convicted of killing a Coral Gables police officer in 1978, the first inmate put to death since the state changed its lethal injection procedure.
Manuel Valle, 61, was pronounced dead by Department of Corrections officials at 7:14 p.m. local time, shortly after being administered a series of lethal drugs at Florida State Prison near Starke.
Valle, who spent 30 years on Florida's death row, was the first inmate executed since Republican Governor Rick Scott took office in January.
The Cuban-born Valle was 27 when he shot and killed Coral Gables Officer Louis Pena after being pulled over for running a red light in a stolen car in April 1978.
(Reporting by Michael Peltier; Editing by Colleen Jenkins and Cynthia Johnston)
Fear mongering fail: Obama's vision of climate change future looks familiar to James Woods and others
WaPo: Let’s hold free speech guilty for the acts of a lunatic, shall we?
Importing Terrorism and Other American Values | Human Events
State Department: Iran Never Signed Nuclear Deal, Which Isn't 'Legally Binding'
The Cruz Surge Creates GOP Establishment Panic And Paralysis | RedState
Enhanced Images Shows Tamir Rice Reached For Gun Before Being Shot - Bearing Arms - Cleveland, Ohio, Police, Tamir Rice
- What Is Your U.S. Income Percentile Ranking?