Ocoee man sentenced to death for 2nd time for burning ex-girlfriend to death

WINTER GARDEN, Fla. — An Ocoee man was just sentenced to death for a second time for burning his ex-girlfriend to death.


Dane Abdool, 36, was convicted of murdering his 17-year-old girlfriend in 2006 in Winter Garden and was sentenced to death. But in 2017, Florida’s Supreme Court threw out that sentence because the jury was not unanimous.

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Whether Abdool dies or lives has been a yo-yo in the court since 2008. On Friday, after a jury sentenced him to death for the second time, a judge decided if he will follow the jury’s recommendation.

The judge ultimately sentenced Abdool to death. Abdool’s public defender said in court that they will appeal.

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The state pushed for Abdool’s resentencing before the death penalty law changed this year. The law now allows an 8-4 vote to recommend the death sentence.

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Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

Adam Poulisse joined WFTV in November 2019.

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