We've seen a lot of these. This one is chilling.
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The jury returned a recommendation for life in prison for Walter Bailey in a double homicide that was tried before Judge Tinkler-Mendez for the last few weeks. ASA Gail Levine (sans expectorations) for the state. Lane Abraham and Richard Houlihan for the defense.
As was pointed out to us in an email, the law allows for a judicial override but the standard is extremely high. As a practical matter, judicial overrides of life recommendations are difficult and rare.
Query: Why is Florida the only state that allows for a non-unanimous jury to vote for death?
See You In Court.