Friday, June 25, 2010
Here's the news you need heading into your penultimate July 4th weekend.
The Florida Supreme Court overturned the death sentence for one of the defendants who partook in a brutal kidnapping, rape and killing of an innocent young woman named Ana Maria Angel. Her boyfriend was also abducted, but survived being shot in the head. The Herald Article is here. The Supreme Court opinion is here. It does not mention who was on the brief for the defense.
Joel Denaro was the lead attorney for the defendant at trial.
We are not sure how we feel about this. If there was ever an argument for the death penalty, it would be the facts of this tragic case that involved depraved acts against an innocent young woman. There is nothing to celebrate here. A tragedy continues, and the wounds of the young woman's mother and family continue to get ripped open.
David O Markus with a K has all the latest on the Supreme Court's decision in the Honest Services issue. We're not sure how that's going to help us with our disorderly intoxications in Hialeah, but for those of you with white collar fraud cases in fed court, you need to read the opinion. David is ecstatic that his best-est friend on the Supreme Court was in the majority overturning the government's construction of the statute.
The 4th DCA rules for Jordan "Dr. Howard Dr Fine Dr. Howard" Breslaw and lets him use his long forgotten family name on the ballot in his erstwhile campaign for Judge in Broweird.
That's it for now. Bulletins at once. Stay tuned.