Florida: 5 Things To Know For June 13
Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
COURT: RED LIGHT CAMERAS PRE-2010 WERE ILLEGAL
Florida cities that installed red light cameras before the state authorized them could have to return millions of dollars in fines now that the Supreme Court has ruled they were illegal. The court ruled Thursday that red light camera ordinances in Aventura and Orlando violated a state law that requires uniform traffic enforcement. The decision only applies to cities that installed red light cameras before a 2010 law allowing them was enacted.
SUPREME COURT THROWS OUT CONVICTION IN 1987 MURDER
The Florida Supreme Court is throwing out the murder conviction of an Indiana man sentenced to death 25 years after a Sumter County slaying. The court ruled Thursday that there wasn’t enough evidence to reasonably convict Carl Dausch for the July 1987 murder of Adrian Mobley. The case was revived in 2002 when the Florida Department of Law Enforcement received a grant to analyze DNA from cold cases.
FLORIDA COURT ASKED TO KEEP EX-FBI AGENT’S CONVICTION
Florida prosecutors are asking an appeals court to reconsider its decision to toss the murder conviction and prison sentence for a former FBI agent in a mob-style killing linked to jailed Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger. The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office filed a motion Thursday in the case of ex-agent John Connolly.
SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS DEATH PENALTY
The Florida Supreme Court is upholding a law aimed at speeding up death sentences. The court unanimously on Wednesday ruled that the “Timely Justice Act” is constitutional. They rejected arguments that the measure unfairly limited the ability of condemned inmates to introduce new evidence.
MIAMI HEAT LOOKING FOR REBOUND IN GAME 4
After being beaten by the San Antonio Spurs in Miami on Tuesday, the Miami Heat looks to rebound in Game 3 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night at the American Airlines Arena. The Spurs lead the series 2-1, after a 111-92 victory.