Florida Speaker: Suspend prosecutor who nixes death penalty

alaya corcoran

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran has called on the governor to suspend a prosecutor for pledging to not seek the death penalty in any case while she is in office.

Corcoran said Thursday that Orlando State Attorney Aramis Ayala was “violating the constitution” because she is not even considering the death penalty. Capital punishment is authorized under the Florida Constitution. Corcoran added that if Florida lawmakers had the power to impeach Ayala, they would already be doing so.

Gov. Rick Scott removed Ayala from a high-profile police murder case last week after she announced her decision against the death penalty. Ayala argues Scott has overstepped his bounds and filed a motion in response, asking a judge to let her present her argument in court.

Republished with permission of The Associated Press.

Associated Press


  • Dan

    March 23, 2017 at 9:36 pm

    Remove and Replace anyone who refuses to follow the Constitution and perform their duties as a public servant. She is a self indulgent Socialist and NOT fit to represent the people’s business.

    • David

      March 26, 2017 at 1:05 am

      You are such a hypocrite Dan, with this “refuses to follow the constitution” discourse. The only socialist and communist here are the Trump Republicans that are in bed with the Russian government in meddling with our country’s elections. Yet, where is the outrage in that. Your choice of “codified” words for describing State’s Attorney Ayala are obviously racist and shameful, so save the spiel for someone else!!

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