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Fla. ex-cop set for execution in 1986 killing of 9

Manuel Pardo Jr.
Posted at 7:29 PM, Dec 11, 2012

STARKE, Fla. (AP)-- The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the final appeals of a former Florida police officer for the murder of nine people during a series of 1986 robberies.

That clears the way for the state to execute 56-year-old Manuel Pardo on Tuesday. The court's final rejection came about an hour after Pardo's scheduled 6 p.m. execution.

The appeals had centered on Pardo's mental health.