The lawyer for a man set to be executed next week said newly discovered evidence should spare his client from the death penalty.
Robert Waterhouse's lawyer argued his case before the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday. The 65-year-old was sent to death row for the rape and murder of a St. Petersburg woman in 1980.
Lawyer Robert Norgard disagreed with a lower court judge who found a new witness not to be credible. That person came forward recently to claim he saw Waterhouse leaving a bar with 2 men and not with the victim on the night she was killed.
Gov. Rick Scott already has signed a death warrant and Waterhouse is scheduled to be put to death Feb. 15.
(source: Lakeland Ledlger)