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Recent Decisions From the Florida Supreme Court

Stanley McCloud v. State of Florida
Date: January 19, 2017
Docket Number: SC14-1150
Donald Otis Williams v. State of Florida
Date: January 19, 2017
Docket Number: SC14-814
Thomas Daugherty v. State of Florida
Date: January 19, 2017
Docket Number: SC14-860
William M. Kopsho v. State of Florida & William M. Kopsho v. Julie L. Jones, etc.
Date: January 19, 2017
Docket Numbers: SC15-1256, SC15-1762
Louis B. Gaskin v. State of Florida
Date: January 19, 2017
Docket Number: SC15-1884
Simmons v. State  
Date: December 22, 2016
Docket Number: SC14-2314

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of the kidnapping, sexual battery, and death of Deborah Tressler. Defendant was sentenced to death after a unanimous jury recommendation in the first penalty phase. The Supreme Court ultimately va...

Mosley v. State  
Date: December 22, 2016
Docket Number: SC14-436

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of his girlfriend and their infant son. Defendant was sentenced to death for the murder of his son and to life imprisonment for the murder of hi...

Hernandez v. Crespo  
Date: December 22, 2016
Docket Number: SC15-67

Justia Opinion Summary: Lualhati Crespo and her husband filed a complaint against Petitioners, Dr. Eileen Hernandez and Women’s Care Florida, after their son was delivered stillborn. Petitioners filed a motion to stay proceedings and compel bin...

Asay v. State  
Date: December 22, 2016
Docket Numbers: SC16-223, SC16-102, SC16-628

Justia Opinion Summary: After a jury trial, Mark James Asay was found guilty of two counts of murder. The jury recommended a death sentence. The trial court imposed a sentence of death for each conviction. The Supreme Court affirmed on appealed...

Knight v. State  
Date: December 15, 2016
Docket Numbers: SC13-820, SC14-567

Justia Opinion Summary: After a nonjury trial, Appellant was convicted of first-degree murder, armed robbery, burglary of a dwelling, and grand theft of an automobile. Appellant was sentenced to death for the murder conviction. The Supreme Cour...

In Re: Certification of Need for Additional Judges
Date: December 15, 2016
Docket Number: SC16-2127
In Re: Amendments to the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration
Date: December 8, 2016
Docket Number: SC15-1594
Kelsey v. State  
Date: December 8, 2016
Docket Number: SC15-2079

Justia Opinion Summary: Defendant pleaded guilty to two counts of armed sexual battery, armed burglary, and armed robbery. Defendant was fifteen years old at the time he committed the offenses. The trial court sentenced Defendant to two life se...

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