South Florida and the Death Penalty – 32 Years on the Death Row

Florida has 406 inmates currently on death row, of which 28 have been there longer than Larry Mann. Larry Mann was sentenced to death for the kidnapping and murder of a 10-year-old girl who was riding her bike to school. The crime occurred on November 4th, 1980.
Florida is one of the 33 states in the country that has death penalty. Since 1976, there have been 75 executions. In Florida, already 23 innocent people have been freed from death row and 6 clemencies were granted.
In capital cases in the State of Florida, the Judge may override a jury decision and the government has the authority to grant clemency on the advice of the Board of Executive Clemency.

Larry Mann’s latest appeal was denied by the US Supreme Court and more than one hour later, the death sentence was carried out.