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Man set to be executed for trooper's bombing death

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Updated: 2/26 10:19 am

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- If there is one good thing that came out of Florida Highway Trooper Jimmy Fulford's death, it's that others' lives were saved.

Fulford died in February 1992 along Interstate 10 when a booby-trapped package exploded after a routine traffic stop.

The bomb was intended for a Marianna woman who lived in an apartment complex with her baby.

Court records show the bomb was powerful enough that it would have blown out windows, doors and walls if it was detonated in an enclosed area and could have killed others if opened by the woman.

Paul Howell, the man who built the bomb, is scheduled to be executed Wednesday.

Fulford is remembered by his colleagues as an excellent officer and a strong family man who was kind-hearted and willing to help anyone.

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king kaos - 2/26/2014 2:50 PM
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92 to 2014, so 22 years and why? it seems that the scales of justice dont always swing so true... the balance is lost forever I fear

Old Dog - 2/26/2014 1:47 PM
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Good riddance to this pill of trash, I hope his death is slow and painful. Just sad it took the state this long to execute him because swift justice is the only true justice for the victims of violent crimes.
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