• Central Fla. man who killed cousin set to be executed


    ORLANDO, Fla. - A central Florida man set to be executed this week says he should be spared because prosecutors never proved he murdered his cousin and his cousin's wife.

    Robert Hendrix is set to receive a lethal injection Wednesday for the 1990 murders of Elmer and Michelle Scott at their Lake County home.

    Prosecutors say the 47-year-old Hendrix killed the pair because Elmer Scott was preparing to testify against him in a burglary trial.  But Hendrix's attorney says there is no forensic evidence linking his client to the scene and that the witnesses against him were unreliable.

    Hendrix is seeking a court stay to block the execution.

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