STATEMENT FROM GOVERNOR BUSH
REGARDING AMOS KING
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 6:00pm
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.

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