Ferguson Executed In Florida Despite Mental Illness Pleas

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A man convicted of murdering eight people in Miami-Dade County in the late 1970s was executed Monday night at the Florida State Prison, despite his lawyers’ pleas that he was too mentally ill to be put to death.

John Errol Ferguson, 65, died at 6:17 p.m., following a lethal injection.

The execution came less than two hours after the U.S. Supreme Court denied a final request for a stay.

Ferguson made a brief statement before 25 witnesses, including family members of the victims.

“I just want everyone to know that I am the prince of God and will rise again,” he said calmly.

by Tamara Lush, Huffington Post

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