Stay of execution is last hope for convicted killer

Unless the Supreme Court intervenes, which is not likely in this case, the death warrant signed by Florida Governor Rick Scott against Robert Eugene Hendrix will be executed at 6:00 p.m. this evening at Florida State Prison in Starke.

Hendrix was convicted of the 1990 murders of Elmer and Michelle Scott at their home in Lake County.

Prosecutors say the 47-year-old Hendrix killed them because Elmer Scott intended to testify against him. But Hendrix’s attorney says there is no forensic evidence linking his client to the murders and that the witnesses against him were unreliable.

Hendrix is asking for a stay to block the execution, but there are no signs that might happen in this case. Hendrix will be the fourth person executed in Florida this year and the 16th since Governor Scott took office in 2011.

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