Rick Scott Signs Off on First Lethal Juicing for South Florida Cop Killer

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Manuel Valle is scheduled to die on August 2.
Gov. Rick Scott has approved the first jailhouse coup de grace of his governorship, the Miami Herald reports.

Manuel Valle -- convicted of killing a Coral Gables cop in 1978 -- is scheduled to be executed on August 2.

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.

Before his 1978 conviction for killing Coral Gables Officer Louis Pena -- which also included an additional five years for possession of an illegal weapon and 30 years for the attempted murder of another cop -- Valle also served time before the killing for two forgery convictions and another conviction for grand theft of a motor vehicle, according to state prison records.

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

Before the lone 2010 execution, there were just two in 2009 -- including Broward's own John Marek, who was convicted, along with an accomplice, of killing a 45-year-old woman on Dania Beach.

Before Marek, the only other Broward criminal executed by the state since the reinstatement of the death penalty in 1976 was Jesse Tafero, who was put to death in May 1990.

Valle will be the first person from Miami-Dade County to be executed by the state since 2006.

If the execution takes place as planned, Valle will have spent two days short of 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.


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JeanLeplume
JeanLeplume

 Just once I'd like to see something in the Marxist-Socialist Media that mentions the name of the police officer Manual Valle gunned down 33 years ago.  He was a real person with a family.  His name was Luis Pena, and he would be around 74 years old were he not killed in cold blood by Mr. Valle.  Yes, it is sad that we need the death penalty; but we do need it to deal with people like Valle.

First Hand
First Hand

This is no big deal at all, just think of it as an ABORTION, and all of you Left Wing Nut Bags will be fine with it.

Lady Blah Blah
Lady Blah Blah

Why doesn't Rick Scott just suck out all his blood like he is doing to the rest of Floridians?

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII

I wonder if Skeletor will watch up close and personal? That should be part of the deal. If you sign the execution order, you watch the procedure. Make it personal not political.

bigriggs
bigriggs

This should have been done decades ago.

Paul William Scott
Paul William Scott

Bloody business as usual in FL... surely this  will teach everyone who commits a crime today that should they not die of cancer by 2044, they will be premediately murdered by pro-life politicians.

dr_augusta
dr_augusta

The taking of any life is a sad commentary on the human condition.

IrvingFeiner
IrvingFeiner

Sure, there are people that need to be put in cages.  But every person is capable of redemption, at any time.  That's what is so wrong about this.

Paul William Scott
Paul William Scott

Blessings to Dr. Augusta, for relaying the truth. Absolutely confounds us how any medical personnel could be involved in this atrocious procedure.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Paul.

She is not a Doctor.  Just a really really really strange cretin from Parkland.

FreudianProjection
FreudianProjection

Let us know when the Dr swings by and tosses some poop and pee your way. 

Till then, why dont you go find some old lady jaywalking and turn her in.

Chaz Stevens, Genius
Chaz Stevens, Genius

Actually Christine.

My Uncle was still having nightmares 60 years later over his time in the Pacific WWII theater.

You are that unhealthy and weird.

How about I share the two cease and desist letters sent to you or the police incident report?

Kindly ignore me as you make my skin crawl with revulsion every time I see your name pop up.

dr_augusta
dr_augusta

Haven't seen you in 2 years Chaz. Who would have thought you would still be obsessed with me? Now that is creepy.

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