Florida Circuit Judge G. Richard Singeltary has denied Rod Ferrell his request for a reduction of his life sentence in a re-sentencing hearing where he was represented by Terence Lenamon.
The request was made in response to a SCOTUS ruling that dealt with juveniles who are found guilty of a criminal act and sentenced to life behind bars. SCOTUS held that scientific evidence confirms that minors are not fully matured physically, with their brains still developing. Accordingly, juvenile defendants cannot be automatically sentenced to life.
Rod Ferrell was 16 years old at the time of the murders for which he was convicted. Terry Lenamon filed a request for a re-sentencing hearing where evidence could be presented to the court in line with the new SCOTUS precedent.
In his ruling, Judge Singeltary found Rod Ferrell “irreparably corrupt” and declined to change his sentencing.
For more details, read the coverage in “No break for ‘Vampire cult’ killer Rod Ferrell, life sentences stand,” written by Stephen Hudak and published by the Orlando Sentinel on April 20, 2020, and “‘Vampire Killer’ keeps his life sentence,” written by Frank Stanfield and published by the Daily Commercial on April 11, 2020.
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