The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida on March 24, 1998 · Page 9
Get access to this page with a Free Trial
Click to view larger version
March 24, 1998

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

The Palm Beach Post from West Palm Beach, Florida · Page 9

Publication:
Location:
West Palm Beach, Florida
Issue Date:
Tuesday, March 24, 1998
Page:
Page 9
Cancel
Start Free Trial

Page 9 article text (OCR)

TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 1998 THE PALM BEACH POST JO G pan pcninq ) Convicted killer loses appeals; 3 execution scheduled for today I T -m4 --V -W- T T 1 1 dynamics PANTS ft Poplins Cotton 100 Tropical Wool All Sizes and Colors Plain Front or THE SHOPPES OF JONATHANS LANDING New Albertson Shopping Center Comsr of Alt. A1A ft Indiantown Rd. 745-5640 OPEN: Mon.-Sat. 8am-9pm Sunday 10am-6pm Pleated Km Peter Warren Kenny asked the state Supreme Court for an across-the-board stay for all cases handled by his Miami-based office, which Kenny said was nearly out of money. That would include delays in the executions scheduled for Jones and convicted killer Daniel Remeta. ; In a similar but separate appeal, a private law firm has asked for a moratorium on executions because of a financing crisis for $ 69 ;795 m Reg no Includes: I r Rg '65 I from Iinciuaes: onampoo, . Conditioner, Cut and Style I Shampoo and ,, , ... i- j;.: Mon.-Sot. 9:30-5:30 655-0546 Tailor on Premisei LLong nan cxiraf ounumuinsi With coupon flow thru 430QB PP Lj"1 eotJp0n the states Death Row lawyers. !.? I :I!t JJ JA lo ' Jones, 47, was to be executed in Florida's 75-year-old electric chair Tuesday morning 24 hours after confessed serial killer Gerald Stano was put to death and a week before two other convicted killers were set to die. Stano's execution was Florida's first since a foot-long flame flared during the execution of Pedro Medina last March 25. The state Supreme Court ruled last fall that death in Florida's electric chair is neither cruel nor unusual. Police officer Thomas Sza-franski was shot while sitting in his patrol car at a Jacksonville intersection. Jones confessed but later accused police of beating the confession out of him. Florida's high court last week denied Jones' appeal that he deserved a new trial based on new evidence. Another issue still pending before the high court could delay Jones' execution. In a petition filed almost two months ago by McClain's boss, The state's high court has scheduled hearings but has said ithe appeal would not cover this month's four scheduled execu Wimmmmmm tions. flie Associated Press TALLAHASSEE Aman set to be electrocuted this morning for the 1981 murder of a police officer lost appeals to a federal trial judge and the Florida Supreme Court less than 24 hours before his scheduled execution. ; In Monday's appeal in U.S. District Court, Leo Jones' attorney said his office was out of money and couldn't properly represent him. Attorney Martin McClain said he planned to appeal to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta, which turned down another appeal Sunday. Meanwhile, the Florida Supreme Court on Monday denied a request from McClain for a new trial based on the affidavits of about a dozen people who said inmate Glenn Schoefield had confessed to the murder that landed Jones on Death Row. A few hours later, the high court refused to reconsider its decision. Killer leaves statement denying guilt Judy Buenoano, 54, dubbed the "black widow," is condemned to die on March 30 for the 1971 arsenic poisoning of her hus TTl "Candle in the Wind" 'iii band, James Goodyear. Remeta, 40, was to be executed on March 31 for the February 1985 fatal shooting of Mehrle "Chet" Reeder, a convenience store clerk in Ocala. MO Whether setting a romantic mood or refreshing a room Pioneer Linens has a superior assortment of distinctive scented, longer lasting candles. Perfect for gift giving, choose from these trend setting candles: "Elton John" by Slatkin (a portion of the proceeds goes toward AIDS research). Thymes Limited's Goldleaf and Hydrangea, White Ginger, Tea Thymes, and Eucalyptus. Rigaud's Cypress. Crabtree and Evelyns Freesia. Palais Royal's sandalwood, wildflower and Peach Essence. Caswell Massey's Almond and Aloe pillar candle. Aroma Art's Essence of the Sea or Goldleaf. V Upcoming executions -1, ' K'' ' i ... Sign up now for Pioneer Linens' Preferred Candle f J Jf j) !'V -a: .v Customer List for the hottest new candle to reach the market Slatkin's "Diana". This beautiful candle is fragranced with hundreds of English roses. Portions of the sale go toward the Diana Princess of Wales memorial fund. , Three more people are scheduled to die in Florida's electric chair over the next week: B Leo Jones, 47, today, for killing Jacksonville police officer Thomas Szafranski, who was shot while sitting in his patrol car at an intersection. B Judy Buenoano, 54, Monday, for the 1971 arsenic poisoning of her husband, James Goodyear, three months after he returned to Orlando from Vietnam. She collected $85,000 in life insurance and veteran benefits after he died. She also was convicted of drowning her 19-year-old paraplegic son, Michael Goodyear, in 1980 and trying to blow up a fiance, John Gentry, with a car bomb in 1983. B Daniel Remeta, 40, March 31, for the February 1985 fatal shooting of Mehrle "Chet" Reeder, a convenience store clerk in Ocala. it leerf Pioneer Linens EXECUTION From 1A ing back violently. "I was not strong enough, I confessed to crimes I did not commit," Stano said in the full-page typewritten statement. "Now I am dead and you do not 1 .. iU Esl.1912 210 Clematis St. West Palm Beach, Downtown at the Fountain. 655-8553 1-800-207-5463 FREE attendant parking lot at the front entrance. have the truth. jQi'ue, sfeep and 6a(ie cvj't Oioneer Buxury oinens '.0 -fir,i For the between 1972 and 1978. Twenty- seven bodies were found in shal latest coverage, Five relatives of his victims watched from the front row of the witness room, including Raymond Neal, 40, If un H it II 01! Sf; l ft low graves under his suburban Chicago home. go to Palm Beach Interactive: www.GoPBI.com Bundy was convicted of three Florida slayings and executed in if (IS 18 A I D) (0) 1989. Authorities considered him - the twin broth er of a Georgia high school graduate whose body was found in a suspect in as many as 36 kill ii , (is K 0 )) ings, mostly in the Northwest. Stano was the first Florida 'in Tomoka State Park near Daytona t n mate electrocuted since March Beach. " "Die, you monster," Neal said 13 0 Vi 4-4 i.ru f .1 J"I a- i-v! liV 25, 1997, when flames shot from behind convict Pedro Medina's from behind the Plexiglas sepa rating witnesses from the death face mask, prompting a series of j i&M M M M D C chamber. unsuccessful appeals on whether Ramona Neal, 19, of Forest the state s 75-year-old electric Park, Ga., was in Daytona Beach to celebrate her graduation when m ii it. v chair was cruel and unusual punishment. An autopsy report said Medina died instantly when the electricity was turned on. Leo Jones, 47, was scheduled to die for killing Jacksonville police officer Thomas Szafranski, who was shot while sitting in his patrol car at an intersection. Judy Buenoano, 54, dubbed the "black widow," is condemned to die on March 30 for the 1971 she disappeared on June 15, 1976. Stano confessed to killing Cathy Lee Scharf of Port Orange, whose decomposed body was found in the ditch at the Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge near Titusville on Jan. 19, 1974. Stano told investigators that he choked Miss Scharf repeatedly i l J i t i and. dumped her body before arsenic poisoning oi ner nus- WW) band, James Goodyear, three months after he returned to Or XYiifKs 00 Bfc&i) -.ll"t!r.tnfeilt- lando from Vietnam. She collect ed $85,000 in life insurance and veteran benefits after he died cleaning up and going roller skating. In Stano's unsuccessful appeals, he claimed that prosecutors had solicited false testimony from a jailhouse informant. Stano eventually confessed to 41 murders in all, most in Florida but some in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Most of his victims were prostitutes, runaways and teenagers. Authorities believe his confession is true because he pro She also was convicted of drowning her 19-year-old para plegic son, Michael Goodyear, in 1980 and trying to blow up a nan ce, John Gentry, with a car bomb in 1983. Daniel Remeta, 40, was to be executed on March 31 for the vided key details on where most of the bodies were dumped and what some victims wore. February 1985 fatal shooting of Mehrle Chet Reeder, a conve finB filial (off fl4F) ViS nience store clerk in Ocala. Stano may well have been re sponsible for more deaths than Remeta, who once said he "just liked to kill people," also faces a death sentence in Arkan were John Wayne Gacy Jr. and Ted Bundy. Gacy, put to death in Illinois in 1994, was convicted in 1980 of killing 33 young men and boys sas for a 1985 murder and life sentences in Kansas for three murder convictions. GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION 1 --.j DTD For Coastal Cruises including cruise line service charge $19 -tI.-V -x '''Ty'',U, GRAND OPENING SAILING SCHEDULE U 7j-'J .iN TTV. F"'ly ":30PM - 3:30AM ! - U S:- ' - " ' 'O -l 'V'Xy Saturday 9:30AM 3:00PM t? ( ' l VV'r-'1 ' r-i -i i Vfii, 'tZlZJ 4:30PM 10:00PM 'J U --tr 1 7 ':r? d - 1 1 . '-ft .jTC " IH f? Way 1.-MPM. 7.-00PM f,1 register to Win 511 1. Call 5-M on your telephone 2. Enter code 1-0-1-5 when prompted... 3. Enter your phone number & last four digits of your social security number. .it's that easy!!! U nlli in 501 wt wW Kip m no Wtplwnt bM. btw m tny tmn m pu Kki Om Hnmr chotM CALL 511 Ci CanM. 1751 Sou 0W Hijtiwiif, Weft Ww tucK R. 33405 Just50C a call! trgugmtirwtrCAUSn. t rtct Tht ftm tndi Port, Tf VtMMf PlfM

Get full access with a Free Trial

Start Free Trial

What members have found on this page