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The Florida Supreme Court denied
the state’s motion to reconsider a stay of execution for Jerry Correll, a death row inmate convicted of killing four people.
Correll, who was supposed to be executed in February, was granted a stay by the court because the U.S. Supreme Court was hearing arguments on the legality of midazolam
, one of the drugs used in the lethal injection cocktail. Hours after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the drug's legality in June, Attorney General Pam Bondi filed a motion to vacate the stay the Florida Supreme Court had imposed on all executions.
The court also ordered a new hearing in the Orange-Osceola Circuit Court regarding the effects of midazolam on Correll before Aug. 27.