february 26, 2014
Authorities say 48-year-old Paul Augustus Howell was pronounced dead at 6:32 p.m. Wednesday after a lethal injection at Florida State Prison
Howell’s last words “I want to thank the Fulford family,” Howell said. “They were pretty compassionate, and I’ll remember that.”
Howell’s last meal was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, according to a Department of Corrections spokeswoman.
The DOC also says Howell had one friend visit and met with his Catholic spiritual adviser.
He is set to be executed by lethal injection.
The man who built a bomb that killed a Florida Highway Patrol trooper is scheduled to be executed by lethal injection.
Drug trafficker Paul Howell is set to die for the February 1992 murder of Trooper Jimmy Fulford at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Florida State Prison.
Howell rented a car and paid another man to deliver a gift-wrapped box to a woman in Marianna. Along the way, Fulford pulled the man over for speeding on Interstate 10 just east of Tallahassee.
The man gave Fulford a false name and birthdate and was arrested. Howell was called about the rental car and asked if Fulford had permission to be driving it and never warned the dispatcher the bomb was in the trunk.