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Florida high court overturns two death sentences


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TALLAHASSEE - The Florida Supreme Court is overturning two death sentences, including one given to a Broward County man who killed three people in a crack cocaine rage.

The court cited mental health issues in its decision Wednesday to convert Ralston Davis' death sentence to a life sentence. Davis shot 28-year-old Myosha Proby in December 2005, ordering her to her knees before firing 26 rounds from an assault rifle. He then fatally shot two strangers at a nearby gas station.

The court also overturned a death sentence given to Michael Shellito for the 1994 murder of Sean Hathorne in Duval County and ordered another sentencing hearing. They agreed Shellito's attorney didn't represent him well during the penalty phase of his trial.

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