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Florida Supreme Court Gives Go-Ahead for Execution:  The Florida Supreme Court today ruled death row inmate Donald Dufour is not mentally retarded and can be executed, reports Rene Stulzman of the Orlando Sentinel.  Defour was sentenced to death for the 1982 slaying of Zack Miller, whom Defour met at a bar and shot at very close range.  Defour is also accused of murdering four other people in Florida and Mississippi that same year, and is currently serving life sentences for two convictions.

Convicted Killer Caught After 22 Years on the Run:  John Howell of the West Hartford Patch (CT) reports that Adam M. Zachs, convicted of murdering a man outside a Connecticut restaurant, was recently captured in Leon, Mexico after 22 years on the run.  In 1988, Zachs was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to 60 years for the fatal shooting of Peter Carone, but fled while out on bail pending his appeal.  Authorities have suspected for years that Zachs was hiding in Mexico and at the time of his arrest, found him married with two kids and running a computer repair business.

Guns Tracked by ATF Found at Border Crime Scene:  Kim Murphy of the LA Times has this story on the growing controversy surrounding a gun smuggling investigation conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Whistleblowers within the agency have indicated that "Project Gunrunner" has focused heavily on illegal cross-border sales of guns, but paid little attention to tracking the guns after the sales.  The controversy has resurfaced after the feds confirmed two AK-47s, purchased for cash and monitored by the ATF, were used in the December gunfight that left Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry dead.

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