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Lawyers try to block execution of J’can who killed Florida cop

Published:Saturday | February 22, 2014 | 5:20 PM

The attorneys for the Jamaican man who is scheduled to be executed in Florida this week are making another last-ditch attempt to spare his life.

Forty-eight-year-old Paul Augustus Howell, is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 6 o’clock on Wednesday.

However, his attorneys Michael Ufferman and Sonya Rudenstine have filed a motion in the US Supreme Court seeking a stay of the execution.

The attorneys said the American Bar Association and the Ethics Bureau at Yale Law School have filed briefs in support of the motion.

Howell was convicted and sentenced to death in 1994 for the killing of state trooper Jimmy Fulford during a traffic stop two years earlier.

He was scheduled to die by lethal injection on February 26 last year but was spared by a last-minute decision of the US Court of Appeal.


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