Paul Augustus Howell was executed by the state of Florida on February 26, 2014. Paul was pronounced dead at 6:32 pm EST, inside the execution chamber at the Florida State Penitentiary in Raiford. Paul was 48 years of age. He was executed for the murder of 35-year-old Police Trooper James “Jimmy” Herbert Fulford, Jr. on February 1, 1992. Trooper Jimmy was killed by an exploding pipe bomb along Interstate 10 heading toward Marianna.
Paul was born and raised in Spauldings, Claredon, Jamaica, until the age of 12, when his family immigrated to the United States. Paul received a Christian upbringing and actively served in the United States military, receiving and honorable discharge. Paul then married, had a child, and held a steady job before becoming involved in a Jamaican drug ring in Ft. Lauderdale. Prior to the explosion that killed Trooper Jimmy, Paul had been involved in another murder and was attempting to eliminate witnesses.
Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Jimmy Fulford. Please pray for the family of Paul Howell. Paul prayed prior to giving his final statement.