The Florida Execution Schedule is up and running again. Governor Rick Scott has signed the Death Warrant for an August execution, the first execution for Florida in 18 months.
Mark James Asay is scheduled to be executed by the State of Florida on August 24, 2017, at six o’clock in the afternoon.
Death Warrant Signed by Florida Governor Rick Scott
You can review the actual Death Warrant below, and it has been stored in the Terence Lenamon Online Library as well.
Notice that it includes:
- the Governor’s letter;
- correspondence from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi;
- the Death Warrant; and
- the Judgment and the Sentence of the Duval County trial court.
Asay Previously Scheduled for Execution in March 2016
This is not the first time that Mark James Asay has sat on Death Row with an execution date looming before him. He was previously scheduled for death back in March 2016.
However, the SCOTUS ruling in Hurst v. Florida intervened and the Florida Supreme Court delayed that 2016 execution. Last December, the Florida Supreme Court lifted its execution stay for Asay.
Here is a copy of the Death Warrant itself, signed by Governor Rick Scott and published online by the Florida Supreme Court: