Florida Death Row Inmate Turns to US Supreme Court for Last Minute Appeal

from The Miami Herald

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A man who was denied a stay of execution by the Florida Supreme Court now is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to review his case.

Robert Waterhouse filed legal papers on Friday in Washington. He is asking the court specifically to review the Florida court’s decision on Wednesday not to give weight to his contention that destroyed physical evidence could have exonerated him through current DNA testing.

The 65-year-old is set to be put to death next Wednesday, Feb. 15, by lethal injection. He was convicted in the rape and murder of a woman in St. Petersburg 32 years ago.

Waterhouse’s lawyer could not be immediately reached for comment Friday.


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