Press witnesses sought for August 22 execution

Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a death warrant for inmate Gary Ray Bowles who committed his crime in Duval County. Bowles’ execution is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at Florida State Prison in Raiford, Florida.

The Florida Press Association may designate up to five press witnesses for the execution, one of whom must represent a press organization that covers Duval County. If you are interested in sending a representative from your newspaper to the execution, please contact Joe Trovato at 321-283-5257 or by 5:00 pm Tuesday, August 6.