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A Miami federal judge has questioned the constitutionality of Florida’s law on death sentences and ordered a new sentencing hearing for a man convicted in a 1991 murder-for-hire case. U.S. District Judge Jose Martinez ruled for Paul H. Evans of Vero Beach, who was sentenced to death in his third trial in 1999 for killing Alan Pfeiffer in a 1991 murder-for-hire plot. The Vero Beach man was pursuing his 17th habeas corpus petition after exhausting his state appeals in 2008.

Juries considering the death penalty must complete a verdict form listing aggravating factors to justify the sentence under the 2002 Supreme Court’s Ring decision, Martinez ruled.

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