Manuel Valle, South Florida Cop Killer, Has Execution Delayed by Florida Supreme Court

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Manuel Valle, now sheduled to die on September 1.
The first jailhouse coup de grâce approved by Gov. Rick Scott has been delayed by the Florida Supreme Court.

Manuel Valle -- convicted of killing a Coral Gables cop in 1978 -- was scheduled to be executed on August 2, but the court delayed it until September 1.

According to the Florida Department of Corrections, Valle, now 61, has been locked up at the Florida State Prison in Raiford since May 16, 1978.

In a 4-3 decision, the court decided that a judge will have to hear evidence on whether the new lethal injection drug the state is using in Valle's execution is acceptable.

The new sedative drug, pentobarbital, has already been used for executions in four other states, although it hasn't been used in a Florida execution yet.

The drug replaces sodium thiopental, which has been unavailable after the only seller in the country, Hospira, stopped manufacturing it due to concerns about its use in lethal injections.

The last execution in Florida was on February 16, 2010, for Martin Grossman, who was convicted in 1984 at the age of 19 of killing a state wildlife officer.

Valle also served prison time before the cop killing for two forgery convictions and another conviction for grand theft of a motor vehicle, according to state prison records.

If the execution takes place as planned, Valle will have spent more than 30 years on death row since being sentenced to die on August 4, 1981, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.

The last three inmates executed before Valle all spent more than 23 years on death row, according to FDOC records.

John Marek, who was convicted along with an accomplice of killing a 45-year-old woman on Dania Beach, was the last Broward convict to be executed by the state, and Valle would become the first person from Miami-Dade County to be executed by the state since 2006.


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11 comments
Jenn
Jenn

Another idea just crossed Has crossed my mind, is this an excuse to try the new drug, and he just "happen" to win the lottery?

Jenn
Jenn

Is this a justice killing or a grudge killing? We have ppl on death row, life in prison that killed multiple ppl, children and this dude killed one person who happen to be a cop. WTF????

Thompsonfred
Thompsonfred

Why wasn't this taken care of long ago????  Maybe it's because we are a country of laws and that's how it works.  Good Grief, people!  Such bloodlust in this state.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

With all of your economic troubles, I don't see why we still have death row. We can't afford such luxuries.

bigriggs
bigriggs

Why wasn't he taken care of years ago?

bigriggs
bigriggs

He killed a person. Period and end of story. He should have been put down years ago.

bigriggs
bigriggs

It should have been taken care of within a year.

Thompsonfred
Thompsonfred

 Indeed.  We cannot afford such luxuries.  Reasonable people, it seems, would prefer to have money to spend on educating our children rather than money wasted on an outdated luxury such as the death penalty.  Much cheaper to sentence to life without parole and forget these people.

The Pulp Blog
The Pulp Blog

That's the question. If you're going to have capital punishment, try to execute someone before they start receiving AARP benefits.

Pabjorne
Pabjorne

How much is the cost of keeping this person alive and in a cell, eat three meals a day, get dental and health for free for the rest of his/its (pick your turm!) and not work. And putting this man down as ordered 33 years ago is wrong?  Ok who wants the bill?

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