The governor requests information from the state attorney’s office on accused Orlando shooter’s record

The governor requests information from the state attorney’s office on accused Orlando shooter’s record

Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office sent a letter to the Orange-Osceola State Attorney’s office Tuesday requesting information about the criminal history of the man accused of shooting five people in Pine Hills last week, killing three of them, including a 9-year-old girl and a TV news reporter.

The letter, signed by DeSantis’ general counsel Ryan Newman, requests information and documentation from Monique Worrell’s office about their investigations into Keith Moses, 19.

The letter calls for the state attorney’s office to turn over the information by March 14.

The letter reads in part: “we must determine if Mr. Moses was enabled by gaps in our sentencing laws that must be corrected, or, to be frank, your office’s failure to properly administer justice.”

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Worrell responded to the letter Wednesday afternoon saying the accusations that her policies promote crime are empty political statements that are unsupported by facts. She also said she was gathering the records requested.

DeSantis’ office sent the letter on the same day that Worrell sat down with Channel 9 to defend her office’s track record, saying she was being blamed for a system that was understaffed, underfunded, and ill-equipped to deal with the problems of today.

You can read more about the interview here. Read the letter sent by the governor’s office and Worrell’s response below.

Governor’s office letter by WFTV

State Attorney’s Office… by Jason Kelly

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