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Press witnesses sought for August 24 execution

Governor Rick Scott has signed a death warrant for inmate Mark Asay who committed his crimes in Duval County. Asay’s execution is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 24, 2017 at Florida State Prison in Raiford, Florida.

The Florida Press Association may designate up to five press witnesses for the execution, one of whom must represent a press organization that covers Duval County. If you are interested in sending a representative from your newspaper to the execution, please contact Tate Blomquist at 321-283-5257 or tblomquist@flpress.com by Thursday, August 3.