Attorneys for Florida death row inmate Larry Eugene Mann seek final appeal
12:58 AM, Mar 26, 2013
3:40 AM, Mar 26, 2013
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Attorneys for a death row inmate scheduled for execution April 10 have asked the Florida Supreme Court for a final review of the case.
Larry Eugene Mann's lawyers filed several arguments with the court on Monday. One is that Florida's sentencing system "violates evolving standards of decency" because it lets jurors recommend a death sentence by a simple majority vote and does not require them to be unanimous.
The lawyers are asking for oral argument time before the court.
Mann was convicted of kidnapping a 10-year-old Pinellas County girl in 1980 and killing her by smashing her head with a steel pipe.