February 19, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Catholic Conference urges Governor Rick Scott to spare the life of Paul Howell by commuting his sentence to life in prison without possibility of parole. Mr. Howell is scheduled for execution on February 26, 2014 for the 1992 murder of Florida Highway Patrol Trooper James Fulford.
February 5, 2014
TALLAHASSEE, FL – The Florida Catholic Conference urges Governor Rick Scott to commute the sentence of Juan Carlos Chavez, scheduled for execution February 12. Mr. Chavez deserves to be punished for the brutal acts of violence he inflicted upon his victim, Jimmy Ryce. Life in prison without the possibility of parole is a severe punishment that will serve this purpose.