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Donna Jou (19) went missing in June 2007 after she left her home on the back of a motorcycle with John Burgess, a man she met on Craigslist. Police eventually found Burgess in Florida, and he was sentenced to three years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender. He refused to speak to authorities about Jou's disappearance. On March 17, 2009 the State of California charged Burgess (a three times convicted sex offender) for the disappearance of Donna Jou.
The now-retired "Old Sparky" electric chair on exhibit at the Texas Prison Museum in Huntsville. Ted Bundy is among 240 inmates executed in Florida's electric chair since 1924.
Santo Trafficante, Jr. (November 15, 1914 – March 17, 1987) was one of the last of the old-time Mafia bosses in the United States. He allegedly controlled organized criminal operations in Florida and Cuba, which had previously been consolidated from several rival gangs by his father, Santo Trafficante, Sr. Reputedly the most powerful mafioso in Batista-era Cuba, he never served time in a United States prison.
STARKE, Fla. (AP) — A man convicted of murdering eight people in Miami-Dade County in the late 1970s was executed Monday night at the Florida State Prison, despite his lawyers' pleas that he was too mentally ill to be put to death.John Errol Ferguson, 65, died at 6:17 p.m., following a lethal injection.