- Aug 28, 2015
The decision by Orlando-area prosecutor Aramis D. Ayala to no longer seek the death penalty in murder cases has injected a racial discussion about Death Row into the Florida legislative session.
Ayala, a Democrat elected as state attorney in 2016, announced her decision while handling the case of Markeith Loyd, who is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police officer. Scott removed Ayala from the Loyd case, as well as 21 additional first-degree murder cases, and reassigned them to Brad King, a Republican state attorney.
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