Supreme Court upholds stay of execution for Florida man
TALLAHASSEE, Florida (Reuters) The canadian goose jacket Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a last minute federal appeals court ruling granting a stay of execution canada goose store to a mentally ill Florida man convicted Canada Goose sale Canada Goose Parka of killing eight people, including two teenagers, during the 1970s. EDT (2200 GMT) on October Canada Goose Online 23, 2012 but his lawyers filed a flurry canada goose coats of appeals late Tuesday arguing he should not be put to death because he is mentally insane. EDT (2200 GMT) but his lawyers filed a flurry of appeals late canada goose clearance sale Tuesday arguing he Canada Goose Coats On Sale should not be put to death because he is mentally insane. Circuit of Appeals establishes a schedule for additional briefs canada goose uk shop to canada goose clearance be filed in Ferguson case by November 6.
Ferguson, who has been on death row for 34 years, was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced Canada Goose online to death in 1978 for a pair of killing sprees.
In July 1977, he fatally shot six people execution style during canada goose coats on sale a drug related cheap canada goose uk home robbery in a canada goose northern canada goose black friday sale Miami suburb. Six months later, he killed two teenagers after they left a church meeting.
State psychiatrists and other medical professionals have diagnosed Ferguson as a paranoid schizophrenic with a long history of mental illness, according to his defense team.
Defense attorney Christopher Handman has said Ferguson considers himself the of God and does not understand the death penalty and why it had been imposed.
is impossible to fathom that the state can constitutionally put to death a man who thinks he is the of God and who believes he has a destiny of being the right hand of God and returning to purify earth after buy canada goose jacket the state tries to kill him, Handman said in a statement earlier this month.
Courts, however, have repeatedly rejected the claims. District Court judge that the execution be delayed.
In early September, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed Ferguson Canada Goose Outlet death warrant, but a few weeks later delayed the execution while a team of physicians met to decide whether Ferguson is mentally competent.
After a 90 minute examination and brief consultation earlier this month, a panel of psychiatrists determined that Ferguson was sane. canada goose uk black friday A state circuit judge agreed in a ruling.
Posing as a canada goose factory sale utility company worker, Ferguson entered the home of Margaret Wooden, 24, on July 27, 1977 in the Miami suburb of Carol City. He pulled a gun, tied her up and called two accomplices into the home to search for drugs and money.
Six of Wooden friends arrived at the Canada Goose sale house soon after and were tied up. Her boyfriend, Michael Miller, 24, also turned up. Six of the victims, including Miller, https://www.canadagoosejacket-outlet.ca were shot to death. Wooden and another person uk canada goose outlet escaped.
Ferguson was also found guilty of the abduction and killing of two 17 year old Miami high school students.
According to canada goose uk outlet court records, Canada Goose Jackets Ferguson abducted Belinda Worley and her boyfriend, Brian cheap Canada Goose Glenfeldt, after they buy canada goose jacket cheap left a social event at a church on uk canada goose January 8, 1978.
Their bodies were found the next day in a nearby wooded area. Glenfeldt was shot in the head, chest and arm. Worley was found in dense brush with a gunshot to the back of the head. An autopsy revealed she had been raped.