UPDATE: FL Reps. Urge Gov. Scott To Remove State Attorney Ayala From Office

UPDATE: 4/4/2017 at 10:35 a.m.

Five Central Florida State Representatives are meeting with Gov. Rick Scott today to ask him to completely remove State Attorney Aramis Ayala from office.  

The request is the latest in a series of events that have happened since Ayala said she would not seek the death penalty for accused cop killer Markeith Loyd, or in any other case.  

Yesterday (as stated below), Scott took 21 first degree murder cases away from Ayala and gave them to State Attorney Brad King.  

Ayala says she's taking the matter to the Florida Supreme Court.


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's governor is taking away 21 more first-degree murder cases from a prosecutor who has said she will no longer seek the death penalty.Gov. Rick Scott issued an executive order Monday reassigning cases from State Attorney Aramis Ayala to neighboring judicial circuit State Attorney Brad King.Ayala has come under fire recently after announcing she wouldn't seek the death penalty against Markeith Loyd or any other defendant. Loyd is charged with killing an Orlando police lieutenant earlier this year, and his pregnant ex-girlfriend.Scott took the Loyd case away from Ayala last month and reassigned it to King.Ayala is challenging Scott's actions with the Florida Supreme Court. Her office didn't immediately respond Monday to an email from The Associated Press requesting comment.

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