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    Update on Florida Death Row Inmate Status

    The following Florida Death Row inmates have been denied through at least the 11th Circuit as of September 6, 2012:

    Name - Case Status
    Lloyd Chase Allen - cert denied 5/2/11
    Pressley Alston - cert denied 12/13/10
    Gary Alvord - cert denied 5/18/98
    Robin Archer - cert denied 10/5/09
    Mark Asay - cert denied 11/2/09
    Jeffrey Atwater - cert denied 10/5/09
    Curtis Beasley - cert denied 3/28/11
    James Belcher - cert denied 10/31/11
    Michael Bell - 11th Circuit denied COA 2/7/12
    Omar Blanco - 11th Circuit denied COA 7/31/12
    Gary Ray Bowles - cert denied 11/29/10
    Eric Branch - cert denied 3/5/12
    Paul Brown - cert denied 1/24/11
    James Card - cert denied 2/21/12
    Elmer Carroll - cert denied 11/2/09
    Alphonso Cave - cert denied 10/17/11
    Juan Chavez - cert denied 1/9/12
    Loran Cole - cert denied 1/7/08
    Robert Consalvo - 11th Circuit denied COA 12/12/11
    Allen Ward Cox - cert denied 10/3/11
    Frederick Cummings - cert denied 10/4/10
    Adam Davis - cert denied 11/28/11
    Eddie Davis - cert denied 2/22/10
    Donald Dillbeck - cert denied 10/3/11
    Noel Doorbal - cert denied 11/16/09
    James Duckett - cert denied 10/3/11
    John Ferguson - execution scheduled for 10/16/12
    Charles Finney - cert denied 6/11/07
    Charles Foster - cert denied 2/26/07
    Konstantinos Fotopoulos - cert denied 10/6/08
    Leonardo Franqui - cert denied 5/12/08
    John Freeman - cert denied 1/12/09
    Guy Gamble - cert denied 10/30/06
    Ricardo Gonzalez - cert denied 10/31/11
    Olen Gorby - cert denied 3/9/09
    Marshall Gore - cert denied 11/28/11
    Michael A. Griffin - cert denied 5/21/12
    Thomas Gudinas - cert denied 3/5/12
    Jerry Haliburton - cert denied 6/7/04
    Richard Hamilton - cert denied 10/3/11
    Patrick Hannon - cert denied 11/2/09
    Harold Harvey - cert denied 11/14/11
    Robert Hendrix - cert denied 11/3/08
    Robert Henry - cert denied 4/5/10
    Guerry Hertz - cert denied 4/4/11
    Paul Howell - cert denied 11/9/06
    James Hunter - cert denied 10/3/05
    Etheria Jackson - cert denied 10/2/06
    Bryan Jennings - cert denied 3/31/08
    Jose Jimenez - cert denied 6/22/09
    Ronnie Johnson - cert denied 10/6/08
    David Wyatt Jones - cert denied 11/1/10
    Randall Jones - cert denied 11/14/11
    William Kelley - cert denied 10/13/09
    Darius Kimbrough - cert denied 11/9/09
    Thomas Knight - cert denied 1/25/10
    Gregory Kokal - cert denied 5/31/11
    Johnny Kormondy - 11th Circuit denied COA 7/31/12
    Anthony Lamarca - cert denied 11/30/09
    Cary Lambrix - cert denied 4/23/07
    Gary Lawrence - cert denied 2/20/07
    Ian Lightbourne - cert denied 5/19/08
    Harold Gene Lucas - 11th Circuit denied COA 6/8/12
    Scott Mansfield - 11th Circuit denied COA 5/9/12
    John Marquard - cert denied 6/5/06
    Matthew Marshall - cert denied 3/28/11
    Meryl McDonald - cert denied 2/27/12
    Douglas Meeks - cert denied 2/20/01
    Robert Morris - 11th Circuit denied COA 4/20/12
    Alvin Morton - 11th Circuit denied COA 6/20/12
    Sonny Roy Oats - cert denied 6/14/99
    Dominick Occhicone - cert denied 1/8/07
    Duane Owen - 11th Circuit denied COA 7/11/12
    Bruce Pace - cert denied 10/5/09
    Manuel Pardo - cert denied 5/24/10
    Robert Patton - cert denied 6/16/08
    Daniel Peterka - cert denied 10/3/11
    Lenard Philmore - cert denied 3/22/10
    Norberto Pietri - cert denied 2/21/12
    Anthony Ponticelli - 11th Circuit denied COA 8/16/12
    Richard Randolph aka Richard Abdul-Saijad Muh - cert denied 11/1/10
    Grover Reed - cert denied 10/4/10
    John Loveman Reese - 11th Circuit denied COA 3/30/12
    Michael Robinson - cert denied 10/4/10
    Glen Rogers - cert denied 1/10/11
    Milo Rose - cert denied 10/3/11
    Pablo San Martin - cert denied 10/3/11
    Paul Scott - cert denied 3/16/95
    Richard Shere - cert denied 10/3/11
    Sean Hector Smith aka Dolan Darling - cert denied 2/22/11
    Dennis Sochor - 11th Circuit denied COA 6/27/12
    Dusty Ray Spencer - cert denied 1/24/11
    Ernest Suggs - cert denied 3/28/11
    William Sweet - cert denied 4/30/07
    William Lee Thompson - cert denied 3/9/09
    George Trepal - 11th Circuit denied COA 6/19/12
    Melvin Trotter - cert denied 12/15/08
    William T. Turner - cert denied 2/28/11
    William Van Poyck - cert denied 1/7/08
    Peter Ventura - cert denied 6/22/09
    John Vining - cert denied 5/2/11
    Frank Walls - cert denied 4/30/12
    Jason Dirk Walton - 11th Circuit denied COA 11/9/11
    Curtis Windom - cert denied 5/5/10
    Edward Zakrzewski - cert denied 6/7/10
    William Zeigler - cert denied 10/04/04

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    There must be at least 100+ names here. Thats 1/4 of death row. Governor Scott needs to start making moves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter7280 View Post
    There must be at least 100+ names here. Thats 1/4 of death row. Governor Scott needs to start making moves.
    The number keeps growing. Of course, having 4 executions a year isn't going to put a dent in this list.
    As I posted before, only expect cop killers, killers of children and women as well as serial killers. I doubt any inmate that murdered a male victim in a robbery for example, will get executed. There is too many and the State is perplexed on how to carry them out.

    It is ironic about Florida's death penalty. Back in the late 70's,80's and 90's, Governors Graham, Martinez and Bush would complain constantly about the federal courts overturning death sentences. Former Attorney Generals' Jim Smith and Bob Butterworth as well. Then AEDPA was passed and the 11th Circuit became significantly more conservative. They have upheld 90 plus percent of Florida cases. Then, the state gets what they have been complaining about for 20 years and the Executive Branch starting with Crist, won' t carry it out.

    Be careful what you wish for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    The number keeps growing. Of course, having 4 executions a year isn't going to put a dent in this list.
    As I posted before, only expect cop killers, killers of children and women as well as serial killers. I doubt any inmate that murdered a male victim in a robbery for example, will get executed. There is too many and the State is perplexed on how to carry them out.

    It is ironic about Florida's death penalty. Back in the late 70's,80's and 90's, Governors Graham, Martinez and Bush would complain constantly about the federal courts overturning death sentences. Former Attorney Generals' Jim Smith and Bob Butterworth as well. Then AEDPA was passed and the 11th Circuit became significantly more conservative. They have upheld 90 plus percent of Florida cases. Then, the state gets what they have been complaining about for 20 years and the Executive Branch starting with Crist, won' t carry it out.

    Be careful what you wish for.
    If that's the case, I would expect Elmer Carroll, Thomas Knight or Eddie Davis to be next on the Governors death list. I admit I haven't thoroughly reviewed every D.P case in Florida and those who have exhausted their appeals, but I know Davis and Carroll committed pretty heinous crimes, both child killers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunter7280 View Post
    If that's the case, I would expect Elmer Carroll, Thomas Knight or Eddie Davis to be next on the Governors death list. I admit I haven't thoroughly reviewed every D.P case in Florida and those who have exhausted their appeals, but I know Davis and Carroll committed pretty heinous crimes, both child killers.
    Crist and Scott have signed 11 warrants since 2007. It is a small sample to examine but those are the results as I see them. I think that they know privately the vast majority will never be executed so they use a "proportionality test" to select the most heinous crimes. The jury's vote could be considered also. In Florida, a 7-5 vote can result in a death sentence providing there are significant aggravating factors that outweigh the mitigation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    Crist and Scott have signed 11 warrants since 2007. It is a small sample to examine but those are the results as I see them. I think that they know privately the vast majority will never be executed so they use a "proportionality test" to select the most heinous crimes. The jury's vote could be considered also. In Florida, a 7-5 vote can result in a death sentence providing there are significant aggravating factors that outweigh the mitigation.
    I see your point of view. It does almost seem pre-determined who the Governor may select for his next execution. Once the cop killers and child murderers are cleared out, the Governor will start targeting less heinous murder cases. All of Scott's warrants were predictable. Like I said, following the pattern he's shown, Elmer Carroll, Eddie Davis, Paul Scott all seem to be viable candidates for the states next execution

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    The number keeps growing. Of course, having 4 executions a year isn't going to put a dent in this list.
    As I posted before, only expect cop killers, killers of children and women as well as serial killers. I doubt any inmate that murdered a male victim in a robbery for example, will get executed. There is too many and the State is perplexed on how to carry them out.

    It is ironic about Florida's death penalty. Back in the late 70's,80's and 90's, Governors Graham, Martinez and Bush would complain constantly about the federal courts overturning death sentences. Former Attorney Generals' Jim Smith and Bob Butterworth as well. Then AEDPA was passed and the 11th Circuit became significantly more conservative. They have upheld 90 plus percent of Florida cases. Then, the state gets what they have been complaining about for 20 years and the Executive Branch starting with Crist, won' t carry it out.

    Be careful what you wish for.
    What was your most recent e-mail and reply from the Governor's office concerning this issue? I know I have personally wrote several e-mails to the Governor's Office (particularly about Guy Gamble), and have also contacted the Attorney Generals Office as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaveP View Post
    Crist and Scott have signed 11 warrants since 2007. It is a small sample to examine but those are the results as I see them. I think that they know privately the vast majority will never be executed so they use a "proportionality test" to select the most heinous crimes. The jury's vote could be considered also. In Florida, a 7-5 vote can result in a death sentence providing there are significant aggravating factors that outweigh the mitigation.
    Wayne Tompkins, Angel Diaz and David Johnston (although he died while under a warrant) weren't considered amongst the states worst of the worst. There were a vast majority of inmates who were way worse that Bush and Crist could have chose to execute before these 3 guys. That's the only thing that leads me to believe Governor Scott may not just look at the "worst" cases, but more so the cases that are amongst the states oldest. (i.e William Thompson, Thomas Knight, Henry Sireci). What I have judged based on Governor Rick Scott's death warrants is he is targeting the oldest cases with a combination of how bad the crime was. It wouldn't surprise me if Thomas Knight was due next to be executed. The Governor gets ALOT of names so I doubt he has a chance to review every case individually, so my assumption is he gets the names referred over to him on who to choose next.

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    The following Florida Death Row inmates have been denied through at least the 11th Circuit as of October 31, 2012:

    Name - Case Status
    Lloyd Chase Allen - cert denied 5/2/11
    Pressley Alston - cert denied 12/13/10
    Gary Alvord - cert denied 5/18/98
    Robin Archer - cert denied 10/5/09
    Mark Asay - cert denied 11/2/09
    Jeffrey Atwater - cert denied 10/5/09
    Chadwick Banks - 11th Circuit denied COA 10/16/12
    Curtis Beasley - cert denied 3/28/11
    James Belcher - cert denied 10/31/11
    Michael Bell - 11th Circuit denied COA 2/7/12
    Omar Blanco - 11th Circuit denied COA 7/31/12
    Gary Ray Bowles - cert denied 11/29/10
    Eric Branch - cert denied 3/5/12
    Paul Brown - cert denied 1/24/11
    James Card - cert denied 2/21/12
    Elmer Carroll - cert denied 11/2/09
    Alphonso Cave - cert denied 10/17/11
    Juan Chavez - cert denied 1/9/12
    Loran Cole - cert denied 1/7/08
    Robert Consalvo - cert denied 10/1/12
    Allen Ward Cox - cert denied 10/3/11
    Frederick Cummings - cert denied 10/4/10
    Adam Davis - cert denied 11/28/11
    Eddie Davis - cert denied 2/22/10
    Jesus Delgado - cert denied 10/1/12
    Donald Dillbeck - cert denied 10/3/11
    Noel Doorbal - cert denied 11/16/09
    James Duckett - cert denied 10/3/11
    Paul Evans - 11th Circuit denied COA 10/23/12
    John Ferguson - execution scheduled for 10/23/12 (stayed)
    Charles Finney - cert denied 6/11/07
    Charles Foster - cert denied 2/26/07
    Konstantinos Fotopoulos - cert denied 10/6/08
    Leonardo Franqui - cert denied 5/12/08
    John Freeman - cert denied 1/12/09
    Guy Gamble - cert denied 10/30/06
    Ricardo Gonzalez - cert denied 10/31/11
    Olen Gorby - cert denied 3/9/09
    Marshall Gore - cert denied 11/28/11
    Michael A. Griffin - cert denied 5/21/12
    Thomas Gudinas - cert denied 3/5/12
    Jerry Haliburton - cert denied 6/7/04
    Richard Hamilton - cert denied 10/3/11
    Patrick Hannon - cert denied 11/2/09
    Harold Harvey - cert denied 11/14/11
    Robert Hendrix - cert denied 11/3/08
    Robert Henry - cert denied 4/5/10
    Guerry Hertz - cert denied 4/4/11
    Paul Howell - cert denied 11/9/06
    James Hunter - cert denied 10/3/05
    Jeffrey Hutchinson cert denied 10/9/12
    Etheria Jackson - cert denied 10/2/06
    Bryan Jennings - cert denied 3/31/08
    Jose Jimenez - cert denied 6/22/09
    Ronnie Johnson - cert denied 10/6/08
    David Wyatt Jones - cert denied 11/1/10
    Randall Jones - cert denied 11/14/11
    William Kelley - cert denied 10/13/09
    Darius Kimbrough - cert denied 11/9/09
    Thomas Knight - cert denied 1/25/10
    Gregory Kokal - cert denied 5/31/11
    Johnny Kormondy - 11th Circuit denied COA 7/31/12
    Anthony Lamarca - cert denied 11/30/09
    Cary Lambrix - cert denied 4/23/07
    Gary Lawrence - cert denied 2/20/07
    Ian Lightbourne - cert denied 5/19/08
    Harold Gene Lucas - 11th Circuit denied COA 6/8/12
    Larry Mann - cert denied 10/1/12
    Scott Mansfield - 11th Circuit denied COA 5/9/12
    John Marquard - cert denied 6/5/06
    Matthew Marshall - cert denied 3/28/11
    Meryl McDonald - cert denied 2/27/12
    Douglas Meeks - cert denied 2/20/01
    Robert Morris - 11th Circuit denied COA 4/20/12
    Alvin Morton - 11th Circuit denied COA 6/20/12
    Sonny Roy Oats - cert denied 6/14/99
    Dominick Occhicone - cert denied 1/8/07
    Duane Owen - 11th Circuit denied COA 7/11/12
    Bruce Pace - cert denied 10/5/09
    Manuel Pardo, Jr. - execution scheduled for 12/11/12
    Robert Patton - cert denied 6/16/08
    Daniel Peterka - cert denied 10/3/11
    Lenard Philmore - cert denied 3/22/10
    Norberto Pietri - cert denied 2/21/12
    Anthony Ponticelli - 11th Circuit denied COA 8/16/12
    Richard Randolph aka Richard Abdul-Saijad Muh - cert denied 11/1/10
    Grover Reed - cert denied 10/4/10
    John Loveman Reese - cert denied 10/1/12
    Richard Rhodes - cert denied 10/1/12
    Michael Robinson - cert denied 10/4/10
    Glen Rogers - cert denied 1/10/11
    Milo Rose - cert denied 10/3/11
    Pablo San Martin - cert denied 10/3/11
    Paul Scott - cert denied 3/16/95
    Richard Shere - cert denied 10/3/11
    Sean Hector Smith aka Dolan Darling - cert denied 2/22/11
    Dennis Sochor - 11th Circuit denied COA 6/27/12
    Dusty Ray Spencer - cert denied 1/24/11
    Jason Demetrius Stephens - cert denied 10/15/12
    Ernest Suggs - cert denied 3/28/11
    William Sweet - cert denied 4/30/07
    William Lee Thompson - cert denied 3/9/09
    George Trepal - 11th Circuit denied COA 6/19/12
    Melvin Trotter - cert denied 12/15/08
    William T. Turner - cert denied 2/28/11
    William Van Poyck - cert denied 1/7/08
    Peter Ventura - cert denied 6/22/09
    John Vining - cert denied 5/2/11
    Frank Walls - cert denied 4/30/12
    Jason Dirk Walton - cert denied 10/1/12
    Curtis Windom - cert denied 5/5/10
    Edward Zakrzewski - cert denied 6/7/10
    William Zeigler - cert denied 10/04/04

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    Governor Rick Scott is clearly targeting the worst of the very worst on Florida's Death Row when choosing whom to sign a death warrant for. Going back reviewing his past death warrant cases, this appears to be very evident. He's targeting mass murderers and multiple convicted killers. I have yet to see child killers be executed under Governor Scott's watch so I do not know if he's factoring that into his decisions. It really would not surprise me if William Zeigler, Thomas Knight or John Ruthell Henry (multiple wife/child killer) was next in line.

    Manuel Pardo was a perfect choice. I remember reading about this case when the opinion was released back in 2009. I've forgotten about it since then. It's good the Governor is keeping pace and setting these execution dates accordingly.

    Henry Sireci and Stephen Booker should also be added to this list as both have been denied in the 11th Circuit.

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