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Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi (R) was a major supporter of a bill speeding up the execution process in Florida. Yet she effectively delayed the execution of a Florida man named Marshall Lee Gore for a month in order to accommodate her fundraiser.
His attorneys hoped to prevent his execution by pointing to Supreme Court precedents forbidding a person who is incapable of "comprehending the meaning and purpose of the punishment to which he has been sentenced" from being put to death.