Florida Supreme Court denies death row appeal


Published: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 12:38 p.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, April 2, 2013 at 12:38 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE — The Florida Supreme Court has denied the latest appeal of a death row inmate scheduled for execution.

The court on Tuesday denied Larry Eugene Mann's request for what is called "postconviction relief."

Gov. Rick Scott had signed a death warrant for Mann to be carried out by lethal injection at Florida State Prison near Raiford on April 10.

Mann was convicted and sentenced to death for kidnapping and murdering 10-year-old Elisa Nelson in Pinellas County in 1980.

Mann's death sentence was overturned once because the trial court made a legal error. He was resentenced to death and the Supreme Court then affirmed that sentence.

Gov. Bob Graham signed Mann's first death warrant in 1986. Mann has appealed in state and federal court since then.

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