TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a convicted killer under an active death warrant after new DNA testing.
In a seven-to-zero opinion Thursday, the justices noted tests of material from under the victim's fingernails showed their DNA profile was consistent with that of David Eugene Johnston's DNA. Johnston, now 49, was convicted of stabbing and strangling 84-year-old Mary Hammond at her Orlando home in 1983.
Gov. Charlie Crist signed a second death warrant for Johnston last year, but the Supreme Court stayed his execution so DNA testing, which was not available when he was convicted, could be conducted.
People may realize that fast food isn’t health food, but they don’t realize just how fattening it really is, researchers report. They surveyed people eating at 10 burger, chicken, sandwich and doughnut chains and found they greatly underestimated just how much they were chowing down.
A new line of caffeinated chewing gum is causing jitters among health advocates and prompting federal officials to take a new look at the proliferation of jolt-infused foods, including those marketed to children and teens.
Stress, the slowing of metabolism of middle age, and hormone changes after having a baby are three main reasons why many people see the numbers on the scale going up. Dr. Mehmet Oz shares tips on how to shed those final 10 pounds.