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USA: Florida to execute man denied federal review

Headline Title:  USA: Florida to execute man denied federal review 22 February 2013 The US state of Florida should halt the execution of a man denied federal review of his appeal claims after his lawyer missed a filing deadline, said Amnesty International.Paul Howell is due to be put to death at 6pm local time on Tuesday 26 February for the murder of a police officer in 1992. On 19 February, the Florida Supreme Court refused to stay the execution.Howell's current lawyers continue to press for a court to block the execution so that they can present evidence that he received poor legal…

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