Tallahassee Citizens Against the Death Penalty

Sascha Cordner (scrolls) / WFSU-FM

Updated 02/26/13 5:21 pm:

Florida Department of Corrections

A man convicted of causing the death of a state trooper is expected to die next week. But, a group of faith leaders are now calling on the Governor to block the death row inmate’s execution, since he may not be able to get a federal review of his case.  

About 20 years ago, authorities say 47-year-old Paul Howell, a drug trafficker, tried to kill two Marianna women with a pipe bomb because they knew too much about a South Florida drug ring. But, Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Paul Fulford intercepted the delivery and opened the package, which ended up killing him.