Legal Issues - Death Penalty

The following motions have been filed by Terence Lenamon in the death penalty trial of Markeith Loyd and shared in his online library (full text). Click on the links to read the these motions, all dealing with the circumstances surrounding the apprehension of Markeith Loyd in January 2017 and the injuries he sustained as a

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

On Friday, March 13, 2020, the Florida Supreme Court ordered “… [a]ll grand jury proceedings, jury selection proceedings, and criminal and civil jury trials are suspended during the period beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, through Friday, March 27, 2020, or as provided by subsequent order.”

  • Terry Lenamon reports there has been a continuance of

Terence Lenamon continued his capital defense of Markeith Loyd this week with motions dealing with the circumstances surrounding when shots were fired, and by who, in the WalMart encounter between defendant Markeith Loyd and police officer Debra Clayton, a lieutenant with the Orlando Police Department.  Markeith Loyd is being tried for the killing of Officer

Yesterday, in an article entitled “Florida Death Penalty Experts Concerned About Court Ruling,” written by Tamara Lush and published by the Associated Press and shared in the New York Times, Terence Lenamon explained his take on the curveball ruling in Poole.

  • Terry points to his own docket as an example, where he has

Of particular importance to death penalty defense attorneys are the capital punishment issues pending before the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS).  As we enter the new year, the capital defense bar watches and waits for SCOTUS to decide on four different matters, arising out of Arizona, Kansas, Louisiana, and Virginia.

Questions Presented to

In a capital case, there are two times when the issue of the accused’ mental health must be addressed;  first, at the criminal trial where the individual is facing a prosecutor who is seeking the death penalty as punishment upon conviction.  Second, when the convicted Death Row inmate is scheduled for execution.

Three Distinct Mental

This week, Terence Lenamon and Melissa Ortiz are defending Rod Ferrell in his resentencing hearing in Lake County, Florida.

Rod Ferrell Defense Begins Tomorrow

Today, the State rested. Over the next two days or so, the defense will present their experts and civilian witnesses in the State of Florida vs. Roderick Ferrell, Case No. 1996-CF-1913

For those following the ongoing death penalty trial of Markeith Loyd in Florida, the following four court filings by Terence Lenamon, attorney for the defense, have been uploaded into Terry Lenamon’s Online Library as a public service:

Death Penalty Trial: Motion Regarding Metal Detectors; read the full text of the motion as filed