Today, the jury came back with a guilty verdict in the capital murder trial of James Bannister.
Terence Lenamon is defending in the case with co-counsel Tania Alavi. Of course, this is only the beginning for Terry and Tania: starting on Monday, there will be the fight against the death penalty that is being requested by the State of Florida.
Penalty Phase Starts on Monday
Beginning next week, the focus will be upon arguing to the jury that mitigating circumstances outweigh the aggravating factors urged by the prosecution, and that the sentencing should forego death for LWOP (life sentence without the possibility of parole).
What will Terry argue? Each case is different.
However, for those interested in these matters, there is the recent closing that he gave in the Wells case where the jury nixed death after considering Terry’s arguments for mercy.
Read that closing here: