Florida man scheduled to be executed for 1992 murder

- A Florida man is scheduled to be executed Aug. 14 for the 1992 murder of a woman who caught him burglarizing her apartment.

Gov. Rick Scott signed a death warrant Wednesday for Jose Antonio Jimenez.

Court records show Jimenez was under supervised house arrest for a prior felony when he broke into 63-year-old Phyliss Minas' North Miami home.

When she caught him, he beat her and stabbed her eight times. Neighbors heard screams and tried to enter the home. Jimenez blocked the door and ran out a back door and over a balcony.

Investigators tied fingerprints found at the scene to Jimenez. After his arrest, he was also convicted of a prior burglary and second-degree murder in the 1990 death of Marie Debas in Miami Beach.

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