Florida prosecutor Aramis Ayala took a stand against the death penalty which resulted in Florida Governor Scott removing two dozen cases from her docket. For details, read the media coverage published by the Miami Herald on June 28, 2017, written by Steve Bousquet: “Orlando prosecutor defends stance against death penalty.”
One of the cases in which Ayala served as prosecutor was the homicide case of State of Florida vs. Markeith Loyd.
Lenamon Files Notice: Will Call State Prosecutor Ayala as Defense Mitigation Witness in any Penalty Phase
Now, as part of the defense of Markeith Loyd, Terry Lenamon has filed a motion with the court that announces the intent of the defense to call State Attorney Ayala as a defense witness in the penalty phase so she may testify in the event that Markeith Loyd is convicted of a capital offense.
State Attorney Ayala, as the elected prosecutor for the Ninth Judicial District, represented the state’s interests from the seeking of the initial grand jury indictments against Markeith Loyd to her determination that the death penalty would not be sought in this case. (See Motion, page 4).
For details, read:
- Orlando Sentinel coverage in “Markeith Loyd’s attorneys ask to call State Attorney Aramis Ayala as witness,” written by Gal Tziperman Lotan; and
- Click Orlando.com coverage in “Markeith Loyd’s attorney wants to call State Attorney Ayala to testify,” written by Adrienne Cutway.
Full Text of Lenamon’s Motion to Call State Attorney Ayala in Loyd Case
A true and correct copy of the Motion to Call Ayala has been provided as part of the Terence Lenamon Online Library.
Lenamon Motion Arguing Discrimination Based Upon Race in Florida Death Penalty / Homicide Cases
Another motion of importance was also filed yesterday by Terry Lenamon. This one, an argument regarding constitutional violations across the State of Florida in death penalty cases based upon racial discrimination.
A true and correct copy of the Motion to Preclude is also available in the Terence Lenamon Online Library.