• Florida death row inmate dies awaiting execution

    STARKE, Fla. (AP)  (AP)

    ong> - A man on Florida's death row has died while awaiting his execution.
    The Department of Corrections reports that 49-year-old Tommy Wyatt died Friday. The cause of death was not disclosed.
    Authorities said Wyatt and another man, Michael Lovette, ran away from a North Carolina prison roadwork crew in 1988, heading to Florida and kicking off a cross-state crime spree. They ended up in Vero Beach, where they robbed a Domino's Pizza.

    Authorities said Wyatt fatally shot three employees after raping one of them.
    Officials said Wyatt also killed a Tampa-area woman that he met at a bar.
    One Florida newspaper reported that Wyatt's attorneys were still appealing his case to the federal courts.
    Lovette remains in state prison, serving 10 life sentences for murder, robbery and kidnapping.

    Next Up: