Florida death row inmate Michael Zack III set to be executed by lethal ... trends now
A Florida man is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection over 25 years after he killed a woman het met at a local bar.
Michael Zack III, 54, is set to die at 6 pm on October 3 for the murder of Ravonne Smith who he stabbed and killed using an an oyster knife in June 1996.
He was also convicted and separately sentenced to life in prison for murdering Laura Rosillo who he met at another bar in a nearby county.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Zack's death warrant on August 17 but his attorneys said at trial that he should not face the death penalty because he suffered from fetal alcohol syndrome and post-traumatic stress disorder.
They argued that his brain was dysfunctional and he had a mental impairment – conditions which they claimed made Zack impulsive and cause him to be under constant emotional and mental distress. None of these claims held in court and he was sentenced for life.
Michael Zack III, 54, is set to die at 6 pm on October 3