• Fla. justices will again hear Lake County cop killer's case

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    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A death row inmate who killed a Lake County sheriff's deputy in 2005 will be back before the Florida Supreme Court.

    A court calendar released Friday showed Jason Wheeler's appeal of his motion for postconviction relief will be heard April 3.

    Wheeler shot and killed Deputy Wayne Koester after Koester responded to a domestic violence call from Wheeler's girlfriend. He lost his direct appeal in 2009.

    Wheeler was shot and paralyzed from the neck down when captured after a manhunt in the Ocala National Forest. He claimed Satan and drugs led him to ambush deputies with a sawed-off shotgun.

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