Florida Supreme Court overturns conviction, death sentence in ax slayings

Jan. 14 (UPI) — The Florida Ultimate Court Docket has overturned the conviction and death sentence of a person accused of killing a couple with an ax in 1999.

Joe Simpson, 48, was sentenced in 2007 to dying for the slaying of Archie “Big Archie” Howard Crook Sr., 38, and his pregnant girlfriend, Kimberli Kimbler, 29, of their Jacksonville house.


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