Mark Dean Schwab v. State of Florida
Mr. Schwab was convicted of first-degree premeditated murder, sexual battery of a child and kidnaping after murdering 11-year-old Junny Rios-Martinez in April 1991. Mr. Schwab was sentenced to death. This Court upheld the sentence on direct appeal. The circuit court denied Mr. Schwab's post-conviction appeal. This Court upheld that denial and Mr. Schwab also lost his federal appeals. Mr. Schwab has been scheduled for execution on Nov. 15. The circuit court denied Mr. Schwab's latest post-conviction claim, which was filed after his death warrant was signed, and this appeal followed.