JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — A Jacksonville cab driver killer who was convicted of killing one woman and suspected of killing four more could be taken off death row.
Paul Durousseau, a cab driver who befriended the women whom he was accused of killing, was sentenced to death in 2007. He became known as ”the "Cabbie Killer."
Under a new Supreme Court opinion Durousseau will have to be resentenced in the wake of a new Supreme Court order that found some death sentences in Florida unconstitutional.
Durousseau was convicted and sentenced to death for killing Tyresa Mack, 24, who was found dead in her apartment in 1999. He was also charged in the deaths of four other Jacksonville women, but was never tried.
The Florida Supreme Court recently ruled that non-unanimous death penalty sentences after 2002 will have to be resentenced by a 12-member jury.
The 12-person jury will have to unanimously decide that the defendant should get the death penalty. It’s unclear when Durousseau will be resentenced.
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