Today, Terence Lenamon argued his motion that Florida State Attorney Aramis Ayala be allowed to testify as part of the defense for Markeith Loyd. Back in 2017, Ms. Ayala declined to seek the death penalty as prosecutor in the Loyd case; as a result, Governor Rick Scott replaced her at the state’s trial table. (Watch an excerpt of the hearing here.)
Trial Court Judge Leticia Marques denied the motion.
The Loyd case is set for trial in September.
Read the Motion Presented in Loyd Defense, Asking for Ayala’s Testimony
The motion, as filed of record, is shown below for those interested in the arguments that were made today.
- To read the referenced Florida Jury Instructions, see the appendix to IN RE: STANDARD CRIM. JURY INSTRUCTIONS, 244 So. 3d 172 (Fla. 2018).
- To read the full case cited in today’s motion, see Lockett v. Ohio, 438 U.S. 586, 98 S. Ct. 2954, 57 L. Ed. 2d 973 (1978).