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    The following summaries are drawn from briefs and lower court judgments. They are meant to provide a general idea of facts and issues presented in cases, and should not be considered official court documents. Facts and issues presented in these summaries should be checked for accuracy against records and briefs, available from the Court, which provide more specific information.

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    Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments
    MONDAY, JUNE 3, 2013

    Arrive early. Times & order of appearance are tentative and subject to change with no notice. Cases may be postponed due to exigent circumstances.

    Case

     Time

    Facts & Issues

    Place of Origin

    In Re: Amendments to the Florida Evidence Code

    SC13-98

     

    9:00

    The Court considers changes to the Florida Evidence Code as part of a regular three-year review cycle. These proposed amendments are the procedural counterparts to legislative changes made by state lawmakers. The changes deal with lawyer-client privilege, hearsay exceptions and new restrictions on the use of out-of-state experts in medical malpractice cases.

     

    Statewide

    Richard Johnson v State of Florida

    SC12-1204

    and

    Richard Johnson v Michael Crews, etc.

    SC12-2464

     

    Approx.
    9:40

    Mr. Johnson was convicted of the first-degree murder of T.H., who was fatally strangled in 2001. The jury voted 11-1 to recommend a death sentence and the trial court condemned him. This Court upheld his sentence on direct appeal and Mr. Johnson filed a post-conviction challenge in trial court. It was denied and this appeal followed.

    St. Lucie County

    Johnny Calhoun v State of Florida

    SC12-1086

    Approx.
    10:30

    Mr. Calhoun was convicted of the first-degree murder of Mia Chay Brown, who was kidnapped and burned to death in 2010. The jury voted 9-3 to recommend a death sentence and the trial court condemned him to death. This is his direct appeal.

    Holmes
    County

    Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments
    TUESDAY, JUNE 4, 2013

    Arrive early. Times & order of appearance are tentative and subject to change with no notice. Cases may be postponed due to exigent circumstances.

    Case

     Time

    Facts & Issues

    Place of Origin

    Mark Poole v State of Florida

    SC11-1846

     

     

    9:00

    Mr. Poole was convicted of the first-degree murder of Noah Scott, who was fatally beaten in his home in October 2001. Mr. Poole was condemned to death but this Court reversed the sentence on direct appeal and ordered a new penalty hearing. At the new hearing, the jury voted 11-1 to recommend a death sentence and the trial court condemned Mr. Poole again. This is his direct appeal of his second death sentence.

    Polk County

    John Kalisz v State of Florida

    SC12-580

    Approx.
    9:40

    Mr. Kalisz was convicted of the first-degree murders of his sister, Kathryn Donovan, and Deborah Tillotson, who were fatally shot in January 2010. The jury voted unanimously to recommend a death sentence for each murder and the trial court condemned him to death. This is his direct appeal.

    Hernando County

    Roberto Basulto et al., v Hialeah Automotive, etc., et al.

    SC09-2358

    Approx.
    10:50

    After buying a new automobile from Hialeah Automotive, Mr. Basulto and his wife accused the company of engaging in deceptive and unfair trade practices. The company moved to dismiss their lawsuit and compel the couple to enter into arbitration, citing provisions in the contract. But the trial court ruled there was no valid arbitration agreement to enforce. Hialeah Automotive appealed to the Third District Court of Appeal, which affirmed in part and reversed in part. This discretionary review followed.

    Dade
    County

    Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments
    WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 2013

    Arrive early. Times & order of appearance are tentative and subject to change with no notice. Cases may be postponed due to exigent circumstances.

    Case

     Time

    Facts & Issues

    Place of Origin

    Jermaine Lebron v State of Florida

    SC12-677

    9:00

    Mr. Lebron was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1995 first-degree murder of Larry Oliver. On direct appeal, this Court affirmed the conviction but vacated the death sentence and ordered a new penalty phase trial. Mr. Lebron was again sentenced to death. This Court reversed the sentence and ordered a new penalty phase during which the jury voted 7-5 to recommend death. The trial judge imposed a third death sentence, which was upheld by this Court.  Mr. Lebron filed a postconviction motion challenging his conviction and sentence. It was denied by the trial court and this appeal followed.

    Osceola
    County

    Thomas McCoy Jr. v State of Florida

    SC12-676

     

     

    Approx. 9:40

    Mr. McCoy pled guilty to the first-degree murder of Curtis Brown, who was fatally shot in April 2009. The jury voted 11-1 to recommend a death sentence and the trial court condemned him to death. This is his direct appeal.

    Walton
    County

    Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments
    THURSDAY, JUNE 6, 2013

    Arrive early. Times & order of appearance are tentative and subject to change with no notice. Cases may be postponed due to exigent circumstances.

    Case

     Time

    Facts & Issues

    Place of Origin

    Wayne Treacy v Al Lamberti, as sheriff of Broward County, Florida

    SC12-647

     

     

     

    9:00

    Mr. Treacy was charged with attempted murder at the age of 15. Because he was accused of using a deadly weapon, the offense was classified as a life felony. After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a juvenile convicted of a non-homicide offense could not be sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole, Mr. Treacy filed a motion for pre-trial release. The trial court denied it. The Fourth District Court of Appeal also denied it as well as a subsequent motion. This appeal followed.

    Justice Pariente is recused.

    Broward
    County

    Florida Supreme Court Oral Arguments
    FRIDAY, JUNE 7, 2013

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    Case

     Time

    Facts & Issues

    Place of Origin

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