TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - A Florida man is scheduled to be executed Aug. 14 for the 1992 murder of a North Miami woman who caught him burglarizing her apartment.
Gov. Rick Scott signed a death warrant Wednesday for Jose Antonio Jimenez.
Court records show Jimenez was under supervised house arrest for a prior felony when Phyliss Minas caught him breaking into her home.
Jimenez beat the 63-year-old woman and stabbed her eight times.
Neighbors heard screams and tried to enter the home. Jimenez blocked the door and ran out a back door and over a balcony.
Investigators tied fingerprints found at the scene to Jimenez.
After his arrest, he was also convicted of a prior burglary and second-degree murder in the 1990 death of Marie Debas in Miami Beach.
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