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Wed October 12, 2011

Front-Row Seat To Death Row execution

Death Row inmate Manuel Valle was executed via lethal injection for the murder of Coral Gables Police Officer Louis Pena in 1978.
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Before his execution by lethal injection in Florida State Prison on September 28, Manuel Valle had spent 33 years on Death Row for killing Coral Gables Police Officer Louis Pena in 1978 and wounding another officer during a traffic stop. Valle was driving a stolen car and ran a red light. Officer Pena pulled him over and was subsequently shot in the neck. Valle fled, but was caught two days later.

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