|TALLAHASSEE - Governor Jeb Bush has temporarily stayed
the execution of Amos King to allow for additional DNA testing of evidence
in this case. King's execution had been scheduled to take place at
today. It is anticipated the additional DNA testing
can be completed within the next thirty days.
"Carrying out Florida's death penalty law is one of the
most serious responsibilities I have as Governor. Today a representative
from the Innocence Project, Barry Scheck, informed my legal office of the
existence of previously untested evidence and further DNA testing that
could possibly exonerate Amos King. It is wholly appropriate that
we delay the execution until we can determine that all potentially useful
DNA testing has been completed," said Governor Bush.