Ron Griffis carries a photo of one of the four Bronze Stars his brother earned in Vietnam in his cell phone.
The medal is a symbol of his brother’s service to his country, but also of the role Fred Griffis played in the family that still struggles after 26 years to make sense of his senseless death.
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Jane Musgrave has been covering the William Van Poyck case since the death warrant was issued by Gov. Rick Scott on May 3.
What’s next … Jane will be one of only three journalists to witness the scheduled execution on June 12 at Florida State Prison in Starke.
Online: Executions in Florida since 1979, including last meals plus local inmates www.mypalmbeachpost.com/florida-executions/ and their cases www.palmbeachpost.com/deathrow
Coming Monday in Accent: William Van Poyck’s Death Row diary