TALLAHASSEE, Fla.—The Florida Supreme Court today upheld the use of
pentobarbital in lethal injections as constitutional and lifted the
temporary stay of execution for Manuel Valle.
“Today’s ruling reaffirms that the protocols and procedures used by the
state of Florida in lethal injections are constitutional,” stated Attorney
General Pam Bondi. “With the stay lifted, justice for this cold-blooded
killer who gunned down a police officer can now be served.”
The Florida Supreme Court reaffirmed the circuit court’s denial of
postconviction relief and stated that no motion of rehearing would be
To read the order, click on the link below.
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Jennifer Krell Davis