Monday, November 19, 2012

Defendant Wins Reversal

The Florida Supreme Court issued an important ruling last week, reversing a conviction for first-degree murder.  Below is the summary.

Jackson v. State

Opinion Date: November 15, 2012
Judge: Per Curiam
Areas of Law: Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law
Appellant appealed from a judgment of conviction of first-degree murder and a sentence of death for the killing of Andrea Boyer, as well as a conviction for sexual battery by use of actual physical force likely to cause serious personal injury. The Supreme Court reversed the convictions, vacated the sentence of death, and remanded for a new trial, holding that reversible error occurred in the guilt phase of the trial, when the State introduced a lengthy videotape of Appellant's custodial interrogation in which the investigating officers repeatedly expressed their personal opinions about Appellant's guilt and the victim's character and family life. 
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1 comment:

  1. This case is so famous these days everyone is waiting for this case result. Thanks for sharing news for this case with us. Hope the right person will get punished here so everyone will get lesson of not doing such bad things in life.

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