Press witnesses sought for May 23 execution

Governor Ron DeSantis has signed a death warrant for inmate Robert Joseph Long who committed his crime in Hillsborough County. Long’s execution is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 23, 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 Hillsborough 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 Wednesday, May 15.