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Florida Executes Michael Lambrix For Killing Man, Woman

Oct 6, 2017
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More than three decades after he was convicted of killing two people near LaBelle, Death Row inmate Cary Michael Lambrix was executed late Thursday at Florida State Prison.

Lambrix, 57, died of lethal injection at 10:10 p.m., according to the Florida Department of Corrections.

Earlier, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court rejected bids by Lambrix for a stay of execution.

Lambrix was the second inmate executed after a 19-month hiatus for the state's death penalty because of legal rulings.

Twenty-nine counties along the Gulf Coast and in North Florida were put under a state of emergency Thursday, as Florida prepares to feel impacts from Tropical Storm Nate, which was moving across northeastern Nicaragua.

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In a manslaughter case involving a man who was fatally struck by a car after an altercation at a bar, a state appeals court Thursday ruled that a vehicle can be considered a weapon in criminal cases.

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A medical marijuana operator is demanding that the Florida Department of Health develop a regulation so vendors can begin processing and selling edible marijuana products to patients.

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Gov. Rick Scott on Monday declared a state of emergency in Florida in anticipation of ripples from the growing humanitarian crisis in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.