Former librarian is again sentenced to death

New From Florida: Ex-Fort Lauderdale librarian William Coday was all smiles Wednesday as a judge condemned him again to die for the 1997 murder of girlfriend Gloria Gomez.

Broward Circuit Judge Alfred J. Horowitz ruled after reading Coday’s chilling, handwritten 25-page confession. In it, Coday repudiated his trial defense that the crime was not premeditated, explaining how he had planned for a month to murder Gomez.

”I am writing this letter to disclose the truth about the murder, and why I believe I should have been sentenced to death,” Coday wrote.