• Florida death row inmate dies awaiting execution

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    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.


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