Entries tagged with “Ron DeSantis

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Crimes Punishable by Death


Dec 18, 2023

Florida Prosecutors Seek First Death Sentence Under New Child Sex Abuse Law

On December 14, 2023, Lake County, Florida pros­e­cu­tors announced they are seek­ing the death penal­ty for a man accused of com­mit­ting the sex­u­al bat­tery of a minor under the age of twelve. A state­ment from the office of State Attorney William Gladso…

Policy Issues





Sentencing Data


Sep 13, 2023

When Jurors Do Not Agree, Should a Death Sentence Be Imposed?

In most states, a death sen­tence may only be imposed by a jury in unan­i­mous agree­ment. But in two recent cas­es, defen­dants faced the pos­si­bil­i­ty of a death sen­tence despite the objec­tions of ju…