I'm sure somebody here agrees with her.
I agree with Scott removing her as I think she is essentially trying to rewrite the law on her own. Florida has the death penalty as law and if she is not comfortable with that as a prosecutor I'm not sure it is her place to alter that on her own. There is a process in place to have that argument.
What part of her reasoning is wrong?
Ayala said after â€śextensive and painstaking thought and consideration,â€ť she determined that pursing the death penalty â€śis not in the best interest of this community or the best interest of justice.â€ť
â€śSome victims will support and some will surely oppose my decision,â€ť she said. â€śBut I have learned that the death penalty traps many victims, families in a decadeslong cycle of uncertainty, court hearings, appeals and waiting.â€ť
And the mother of one of the victims agrees- ORLANDO, Fla.
- The mother of homicide victim Sade Dixon's mother spoke out Friday in support of State Attorney Aramis Ayala's decision to not seek the death penalty for her daughter's accused killer or anyone else.
"We all need to stand behind (Ayala), She is standing within the confines of the law," Stephanie Dixon-Daniels said in front of the Orange-Osceola State Attorneyâ€™s Office in Orlando.
The statements were a change in tone a day after law enforcement and Gov. Rick Scott expressed outrage for Ayala's decision to not pursue capitol punishment for Markeith Loyd.
Loyd is accused of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend, 24-year-old Dixon on Dec. 13 and Orlando police Lt. Debra Clayton at an Orlando Walmart on Jan. 9. He was arrested on Jan. 17, bringing a nine-day manhunt to an end.
Dixon-Daniels said after the state attorney explained the process involving years of delays she understands life in prison will be the best way for her family to move on.
"I want him dead as anybody else," she said. "But he will die in prison."
We are so fucked.