Former Florida police officer, Manuel Pardo, is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection for the murder of nine individuals. These killings occurred in 1986. The execution, which is to be done on Tuesday, will be administered via lethal injection unless he wins his appeal.
Prosecutors of this case have said that Pardo, 56, robbed and killed drug dealers during his time as a Tampa officer.
According to ABC, attorney William McKinley Hennis III told U.S. Judge Timothy Corrigan that if the drugs were to be improperly mixed, the anesthetic effects would be compromised.
“Manny Pardo would be the first inmate to be executed using that new lethal injection protocol,” Hennis said.
He has admitted to the killings and has stated that he was eliminating the streets of the “scum of the Earth”. Not only have prosecutors stated that he robbed and killed drug dealers but he also killed any witnesses of the killings.
In an attempt to save Pardo, lawyers have contended psychiatric information that was never released to the state Executive Clemency Board. Only time will tell if his lawyers’ attempts will be successful and whether or not Pardo will win his appeal.
The execution is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Florida State Prison in Starke, Florida.