A convicted killer in Florida will not be getting off death row. Lamar Brooks failed again to win a third trial for the 1996 stabbing deaths of Rachel Carlson and her 3-month-old daughter.
The Florida Supreme Court upheld Brooks' conviction and death sentence. Brooks and his cousin, Walker Davis, killed Carlson and the baby so that Davis could avoid paying child support and collect a $100-,000 insurance policy.
Carlson, an Eglin Air Force Base medical technician, was stabbed more than 65 times.