Death Penalty - States

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

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

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

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:

  1. There have been ten (10) executions in 2020.
  2. One execution has been by electrocution

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

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

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

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

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

Famed Wyoming attorney Gerry Spence founded the Trial Lawyers College several years ago, “… to help attorneys stand up for the rights of ordinary people and develop their skills as trial lawyers.”  The TLCis dedicated to training a new kind of attorney—one who is courageous enough to develop his or her own