Ex parte Christopher Anthony Floyd.Annotate this Case
Christopher Floyd was convicted of capital murder in 2005 for the death of Waylon Crawford, for which he was sentenced to death. The Alabama Supreme Court granted certiorari review of Floyd's appeal to determine whether the following holdings of the Court of Criminal Appeals were proper: (1) that the trial court did not err in holding that the State provided valid race- and gender-neutral reasons for its exercise of its peremptory strikes during jury selection; (2) that the trial court did not err by refusing to admit into evidence all of Floyd's statements made to law-enforcement officers; and (3) that the trial court did not err in denying Floyd's motion for a new trial based on newly discovered
evidence. Finding no reversible error, the Supreme Court affirmed.