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Man Who Killed, Raped Woman Is Set To Be Executed

By: Associated Press News Email
By: Associated Press News Email

Associated Press News Release

STARKE, Fla. (AP) -- A man who killed and sexually assaulted an aspiring artist in central Florida is scheduled to die by lethal injection.

Darius Kimbrough is set for execution at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Florida State Prison.

Kimbrough was convicted in the 1991 slaying of Denise Collins. The 28-year-old woman was attacked in her Orlando apartment while she was sleeping.

In October, the state Supreme Court denied Kimbrough's appeal, rejecting the argument from Kimbrough's lawyers that he shouldn't be executed because the jury recommendation wasn't unanimous.

His attorneys have appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.


Associated Press News Release

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Florida is scheduled to execute a man convicted of raping and murdering a young aspiring artist in her Orlando apartment 22 years ago.

Darius Kimbrough is set to die Tuesday at Florida State Prison in Starke. The 40-year-old Kimbrough was convicted of breaking into 28-year-old Denise Collins' apartment, raping her and beating her to death.

Kimbrough was convicted through an eyewitness account placing him at the apartment complex and through DNA testing.

His attorneys have filed appeals, saying the eyewitness was elderly and had memory lapses and that the DNA testing was faulty. They also say his trial attorneys were not allowed to present evidence that her ex-boyfriend may have killed her.


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