Kemar Johnston has been found guilty by a jury after a month long trial for the murders of Alexis and Jeffrey Sosa.
Since this is a case where the State of Florida is seeking the Death Penalty, a second trial will began next month. Jurors will return to the courtroom of Judge Tom Reese in this sentencing phase of the proceedings to decide whether or not Johnston should receive life imprisonment or the penalty of death.
For those interested in the actual proceedings of a death penalty case, I am attaching here, from the public record, a transcript (.pdf) of the closing arguments in this case, given just before the jury began its deliberations.
State of Florida v. Kemar Manley Johnston, Case No. 06-019906 B in the Circuit Court of the 20th Judicial Circuit in and for Lee County, Florida
Arguing for the State
Marie E. Doerr, Ass’t State Attorney
Robert Lee, Ass’t State Attorney (rebuttal)
Arguing for the Defendant
Terry Lenamon, Esq.