On March 24, 2021, the State of Virginia became the 23rd state in the United States to end
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Florida Supreme Court: How Victory of Lenamon Client Michael James Jackson Impacts Future Death Penalty Defense
The Florida Supreme Court recently ruled in favor of death penalty reinstatement defense arguments in the capital case of Michael James Jackson, a case on Terence Lenamon’s trial docket back in April 2019. For details, read “Hurst: Terence Lenamon Defending Michael Jackson in Jacksonville Beginning June 10, 2019.”
Florida attorney Maria Deliberato was…
Florida Supreme Court Ends Comparative Proportionality Review in Death Penalty Cases Overturning Longstanding Precedent
On October 29, 2020, the Florida Supreme Court issued its opinion in Lawrence v. State, No. SC18-2061 (Fla. Oct. 29, 2020). It is another controversial decision from the state’s highest court, and there has been swift reaction against it.
- Read, for instance, the South Florida Sun Sentinel editorial board’s response in “A day of
Join the Two Million Plus Listeners to Portrait and Interview of Charlie Jones, Warden and Executioner for the State of Alabama
It’s only around twenty minutes long, and you can watch it on your phone. It’s haunting. Disturbing. Truth be told, I’m surprised to find how it has left me just a bit shaken, and I worry about bad dreams tonight. I’ve sent the link over to Terry for him to watch, and if he has…
10 Things to Know About U.S. Death Penalty in First Half 2020
The Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) has quite a lot of interesting information regarding executions in the United States so far this year, including how the Coronavirus Pandemic has impacted capital punishment in the first half of 2020. Consider the following:
- There have been ten (10) executions in 2020.
- One execution has been by electrocution
Death Penalty in 2019: New Amnesty International Report
Amnesty International has released its compilation of global data on the use of capital punishment around the world, from sentencing to execution. Read the report, entitled “Death Penalty in 2019: Facts and Figures,” here.
Among the findings from Amnesty International are:
- during 2019, there were 657 executions in 20 countries;
- last year saw
TV Coverage of Markeith Loyd Death Penalty Trial on May 13, 2020 by the Law & Crime Network
Tomorrow, on May 13, 2020, from 2-2:30 pm EST, the Law & Crime network will be discussing the Markeith Loyd trial where the State of Florida is seeking the death penalty, and Terence Lenamon is defending.
Lenamon Joins with Law & Crime Network in Tomorrow’s Markeith Loyd Coverage
Terry Lenamon has accepted an invitation to…
Rod Ferrell Found “Irreparably Corrupt” by Florida Circuit Court in Re-Sentencing Hearing
Florida Circuit Judge G. Richard Singeltary has denied Rod Ferrell his request for a reduction of his life sentence in a re-sentencing hearing where he was represented by Terence Lenamon.
The request was made in response to a SCOTUS ruling that dealt with juveniles who are found guilty of a criminal act and sentenced to…
Coronavirus and the Death Penalty: Executions and Prosecutions
The Coronavirus Pandemic has caused trials to be put on hold in Florida and elsewhere in the country, as efforts to “slow the spread” prohibit groups of people to enter courthouses either as jurors, defense attorneys, prosecutors, or judges.
For the Florida Supreme Court Order suspending criminal proceedings beginning March 16, 2020, including…
Coronavirus and the Death Penalty: University of Miami’s Goodman Joins Doctors In Asking States for Execution Drugs to use in COVID-19 Treatment
Lethal injection is the most common method of execution in the United States, albeit more and more alternative methods are being used as concerns grow over the use of intravenous drugs as a killing tool.
The Coronavirus Pandemic has shed a different kind of light on these lethal injection drugs, particularly the following: midazolam; vecuronium…