Manuel Valle, Florida
The state of Florida executed Manuel Valle on September 28, 2011. Manuel was pronounced dead at 7:14 pm local time, inside the execution chamber at the Florida State Prison near Raiford, Florida. Manuel was 61 years of age. He was executed for the murder of 41-year-old Coral Gables Police Officer Louis Pena on April 2, 1978, during a traffic stop. Manuel was driving a stolen Camaro. Officer Pena’s partner, Gary Spell, was also shot, but he survived and testified against Manuel. Manuel spent the last 33 years of his life on Florida’s death row.
Allegedly, Manuel grew up in a dysfunctional home, with a father who often administered harsh discipline. Manuel had previously served time in prison for forgery and grand theft.
Please pray for peace and healing for the family of Louis Pena. Please pray for the family of Manuel.
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