Man who killed 8 to be executed in Florida; lawyers say he’s mentally ill

STARKE, Fla. – A U.S. man convicted of killing eight is scheduled to be executed Monday evening by in Florida.

Lawyers for 65-year-old contend their client is and has suffered from since he was a teen. They have filed numerous appeals in several courts.

was convicted of killing the eight people in two separate incidents.

His lawyers say several have ruled that he is mentally ill. Most of those came when Ferguson was in a in the .

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