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Fla. Executes Man Who Killed Trooper

February 27, 2014  | 

Paul Augustus Howell, 48. was executed Wednesday for murdering a Florida state trooper. (Photo: Florida Department of Corrections)
Paul Augustus Howell, 48. was executed Wednesday for murdering a Florida state trooper. (Photo: Florida Department of Corrections)

Paul Augustus Howell, 48, who was sent to Death Row for the 1992 murder of a Florida Highway Patrol trooper, was executed Wednesday at Florida State Prison near Stark, Florida News Service reports.

Howell was convicted in January 1995 in the death of FHP trooper Jimmy Fulford during a traffic stop three years earlier.

Fulford was killed by a pipe bomb that Howell had put inside a microwave oven and placed in a gift-wrapped package.

The bomb was intended for a Marianna woman who could identify Howell, who with his brother was involved in a South Florida drug ring, for a prior murder.


Comments (6)

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Retired Chief @ 2/27/2014 3:36 PM

The fact that it took so long to execute this guy is indicative of what is wrong with the system

John Jackson @ 2/27/2014 5:34 PM

The only justice which is just, is that which is SWIFT! Far too long taken to remove this maggot from the tax payers lunch line in prison.

Morning Eagle @ 2/28/2014 12:02 PM

It is inexcusable that it took the state so long to carry out this sentence. However it seems to be the standard now that a death sentence does not actually mean what it says. It just means the beginning of almost endless appeals, mostly paid for by the taxpayers, making 15 to 20 years pretty much the norm. Our "criminal justice" system has been breaking down for decades and this is another example of how twisted it has become.

Ima Leprechaun @ 3/1/2014 1:47 AM

Florida and Texas are the only two states left that routinely execute prisoners lucky enough not to get killed by the Police.

EODK9Trainer @ 3/1/2014 3:23 AM

Actually you can add VA to Fla and Tx.

Marti Malone @ 4/24/2015 11:06 PM

I laugh at comments like these. The execution process can't be blamed on the system. That is the condemns right to appeal his death sentences. They can take it all the way to the United States SUPREME COURT.

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