Fact Issues - Death Penalty

 Last night, the jury came back with a decision of life imprisonment for Joshua Fulgham — nixing the death penalty request by the prosecution.

Under Florida law, the judge will still have the final decision here.

What will the Judge do?  We’ll know soon.

Meanwhile, congrats to Terry Lenamon for a great job of defending

In 2002, the United States Supreme Court handed down Atkins v. Virginia – that’s less than ten years ago.  Hard to believe, in many ways.

In 2009, Bruce Winick, Professor of Law and Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and Director, Therapeutic Jurisprudence Center, University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida, published an article in the

The decision made by the State of Florida attorneys today is making national news:  prosecutors have decided that they will not seek the death penalty in their prosecution of Jason Rodriguez. 

Mr.Rodriguez is accused of shooting several people in an Orlando office building last November, killing one person and wounding five others.  Jason Rodriguez

The constitutional right to counsel for those who cannot afford their own lawyer means that the government foots the bill for the defendant’s legal counsel. This is true for a great many criminal cases (and the expansion of the right to counsel continues with the United States Supreme Court), but it is especially important when the