Schwab execuation set for Tuesday night
Published: Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 9:10 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at 9:10 a.m.
STARKE, Fla. – A man accused of raping and killing an 11-year-old faces execution at Florida State Prison near Starke.
Unless he receives a last-minute stay, Mark Dean Schwab will die by lethal injection Tuesday evening for the 1991 rape and slaying of Junny Rios-Martinez of Cocoa.
He will be the first death row inmate to be executed since December 2006 when Angel Diaz took 34 minutes to die. That prompted a state investigation into the state's lethal injection system.
Schwab is being executed under a new protocol, which he has unsuccessfully challenged in the courts.
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