Gov. Scott signs death warrant for Larry Mann

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Governor Rick Scott has signed a death warrant for Larry Eugene Mann, 59, who in November 1980 abducted 10-year-old Elisa Nelson on her way to school before killing her, striking her in the head with a cement-encased steel pipe, in an orange grove in Pinellas County. Scott set the execution for Mann – first sentenced to death for the crime in March 1981 – for 6 p.m. April 10.

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