Nearly 30 years to the day after authorities say William Van Poyck killed a Glades Correctional Institution guard in a botched attempt to spring Van Poyck’s best friend from prison, he is to die by lethal injection.
Gov. Rick Scott on Friday signed a death warrant for the 59-year-old who was convicted of killing prison guard Fred Griffis outside a West Palm Beach dermatologist’s office in 1987. He is to be executed at 6 p.m. June 12 at Florida State Prison near Raiford.
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