|Executions under Fla. Gov. Scott keep fast pace|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
TALLAHASSEE — Republican Gov. Rick Scott began 2014 the same way he spent much of 2013: signing a death warrant.
Scott’s first order of business in the new year was to set a date for the execution of Juan Carlos Chavez, convicted of abducting, raping and murdering 9-year-old Jimmy Ryce in 1995.
Scott is sending people to the death chamber at a pace seen only at one other time since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976: when eight people were executed in 1984 under Democratic Gov. Bob Graham.
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