Florida lawmakers propose getting rid of unanimous jury recommendations for the death penalty

Florida lawmakers have filed a bill to get rid of a requirement that a jury must be unanimous in order for a convicted criminal to be sentenced to death. If passed, it would allow judges in the state to impose the death penalty if 8 out of 12 jurors agree. The issue has gained momentum after a South Florida jury sentenced Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz to life in prison because 3 of the jurors voted against the death penalty.

Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey sued for 'Wheel of Fugitive' defamation

A man has filed a defamation lawsuit against a Florida sheriff who posts weekly "Wheel of Fugitive" videos on social media, saying that he wasn't a fugitive when his name and image appeared several times in 2021 in the sheriff's posts inspired by the long-running TV game show "Wheel of Fortune."