- Associated Press - Friday, January 30, 2015

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A man scheduled to die for killing his daughter, ex-wife, former mother-in-law and former sister-in-law in Orlando in 1985 is seeking a stay of execution over the type of drugs used.

Lawyers for 59-year-old Jerry Correll on Friday cited the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to halt Oklahoma execution during review of its lethal injection drug mixture. Since Florida uses the same sedative drug, Correll’s lawyers told the Florida Supreme Court his Feb. 26 execution should be halted.

Attorneys for the state responded that unlike Oklahoma, no problems have been reported with Florida’s procedure. They also say Correll has a slim chance of prevailing.

All four of Correll’s victims were stabbed multiple times. Bloody finger prints and palm prints, along with other physical evidence, linked him to the crime scene.


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