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  • Florida Supreme Court – Criminal Headnotes – August 31, 2017
    Florida Supreme Court – Criminal Headnotes – August 31, 2017

    CHRISTOPHER DEAN V. STATE OF FLORIDA – MANSLAUGHTER AS LESSER INCLUDED OFFENSE OF FELONY MURDER; SENTENCING AS PRISON RELEASEE REOFFENDER Review of Dean v. State , 199 So. 3d 932 (Fla. 4th DCA 2016) ...

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  • Florida Third District Court Of Appeal – Criminal Headnotes – August 23, 2017
    Florida Third District Court Of Appeal – Criminal Headnotes – August 23, 2017

    STATE OF FLORIDA V. DEREK LANG SHINE, JR. – NO LEGAL GROUND FOR DOWNWARD DEPARTURE SENTENCE Direct appeal by state from a downward departure sentence on violation of probation for a drug offense. The ...

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  • Florida Supreme Court – Criminal Headnotes – August 17, 2017
    Florida Supreme Court – Criminal Headnotes – August 17, 2017

    JAMES ERNEST HITCHCOCK V. STATE OF FLORIDA – NON-UNANIMOUS DEATH PENALTY JURY RECOMMENDATION PRE- RING Appeal from the summary denial, citing Asay v. Florida , 210 So.3d 1 (Fla. 2016), for ...

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  • Florida Third District Court Of Appeal – Criminal Headnotes – August 16, 2017
    Florida Third District Court Of Appeal – Criminal Headnotes – August 16, 2017

    JOHNATHAN SIMON V. STATE OF FLORIDA – NO FUNDAMENTAL ERROR IN “BOLSTERING” OF DNA EXPERT TESTIMONY Direct appeal from convictions and life sentences for first-degree murder and attempted first-degree ...

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  • Florida Third District Court Of Appeal – Criminal Headnotes – August 9, 2017
    Florida Third District Court Of Appeal – Criminal Headnotes – August 9, 2017

    CHARLES KYLE WILLIAMS V. STATE OF FLORIDA – IMPROPER CLOSING ARGUMENT BY PROSECUTOR – VINDICTIVE SENTENCING Direct appeal from conviction and sentence for aggravated assault. The appeals court rejects ...

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