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“He Who Represents Himself In Court” . . . Well, You Know The Rest.

By The Tony Moss Firm |

In a bizarre example of the folly of a defendant acting as his own pro se counsel, a Clearwater, Florida, man has asked for the death penalty in his own criminal case, while simultaneously trying to defend against it. Craig Wall, 39, is facing the death penalty in a Pinellas County court for the… Read More »

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Florida Halts Executions (For Now)

By The Tony Moss Firm |

In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review the constitutionality of Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocol, Florida’s Supreme Court has halted executions for the time being. Death row inmate Jerry William Correll was scheduled to die via lethal injection on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015, but the state’s highest court ordered a stay of… Read More »

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U.S. Supreme Court to Review Lethal Injection

By The Tony Moss Firm |

The U.S. Supreme Court has recently granted review of Oklahoma’s death penalty procedure. Three inmates sued the state over its lethal injection procedure, specifically its use of a chemical called “midazolam.” Midazolam is one of three drugs used in the chemical cocktail that make up Florida’s lethal injection process. The Oklahoma inmates argue that… Read More »

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Florida Legislature Seeks Unanimous Juries in Death Penalty Cases

By The Tony Moss Firm |

Representative Jose J. Rodriguez from Miami introduced a bill that would create a higher standard for juries considering the death penalty. As Florida law currently stands, a jury may recommend the death penalty in a capital felony case via a simple majority. In fact, Florida currently is the only state in the union that… Read More »

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Deviney Death Row Trial Indefinitely Delayed

By The Tony Moss Firm |

Thanks to conflict of interest concerns within the public defender’s office, the First District Court of Appeal in Tallahassee has indefinitely delayed the start of the much-publicized death-penalty case of Randall Deviney. The Crime Deviney is facing death row for robbing, beating, stabbing, and eventually killing his neighbor, 65-year old Delores Futrell, on August… Read More »

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