The original Judge: David Tobin. Courtroom 4-6.
Case Number 90-40892.
The original prosecution team: headed by Catherine Vogel, of late the State Attorney for Monroe County.
The original defense team: Ron Gainor and Andy Kassier.
Original jury vote for death: 8-4.
Sentenced to death April 1, 1992. Cardona became the fifth woman sentenced to death in Florida.
|The original defense team of Andy Kassier and Ron Gainor|
Appellate counsel: Lee ("let em go free") Weissenborn.
The second Judge: Reemberto Diaz
The second prosecution team: headed by Susan Dannelly and Kathleen Paulter.
The second defense team: headed by Edith Georgi and Lisbeth Boots.
Second jury's vote for death: 7-5.
Sentenced to death June 10, 2010.
|Edith Georgi and the defense team react to the second death sentence. Cardona is hugging her lawyer Teresa Enriquez|
The third defense team: headed by Steve Yermish
The third prosecution headed by Reid Ruben.
The death penalty has been waived.
Cardona maintains she did not kill her son. There is a confession from a woman named Pi (really) which has never been presented to a jury because the police don't believe the confession matches their version of the case. Pi has since recanted her putative confession.