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Appeal denied for man sentenced to death in Escambia County murder

Appeal denied for man sentenced to death in Escambia County murder

The Florida Supreme Court has denied a killer's appeal from death row.

Michael Zack was sentenced to death for the 1996 murder of Ravonne Kennedy Smith in Escambia County.

Justices agreed with a lower court that he doesn't qualify for relief based on an intellectual disability.

His lowest IQ is 79, which is above the threshold.

Zack is also asked for a new sentence because jurors weren't unanimous for the death sentence.

Justices ruled that his case doesn't qualify because he was tried before the unanimous requirement was set.

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