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Here are the 46 men sent to death row by Tampa Bay area courts

From execution-style killings to murder-for-hire plots, they are some of the most heinous killers in Tampa Bay. Here are their crimes.
[Florida Department of Corrections]
[Florida Department of Corrections]
Published May 24, 2019
Updated May 24, 2019

The Thursday night execution of Bobby Joe Long leaves 340 inmates on Florida’s death row. Forty-six of those men were convicted in Tampa Bay area courts.

Two more who were convicted and sentenced to death for the beating death of a man they lured to the woods off a dating site will soon join them.

Of those 46 men, many have been serving their sentences for more than 30 years.

Florida killings have even inspired a new Oxygen show called Florida Man, highlighting murders in the state.

These men represent some of the most vicious killers in Tampa Bay history. From execution-style killings, to murder-for-hire plots and no shortage of brutal, hands-on killings that will give you chills, here is a county-by-county breakdown of the 46 men Tampa Bay area courts have sentenced to die.





Times Staff Writer Dinorah Prevost contributed to this report.