ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A jury voted unanimously that a man convicted of murdering an 83-year-old woman during a home invasion should be executed.
The Orlando Sentinel reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/2qMEXap ) that an Orange County jury voted 12-0 late Friday to recommend 30-year-old Juan Rosario be executed. The case was overseen by Ocala-based State Attorney Brad King, who was assigned by Gov. Rick Scott. He reassigned 23 cases from local State Attorney Aramis Ayala after she announced earlier this year she would not seek the death penalty in any cases.
Rosario was convicted earlier of breaking into Elena Ortega’s home in September 2013 to burglarize it and then fatally beat her when she woke up. He then set fire to the house.
His attorneys said they will try to convince the judge to spare Rosario.