OffbeatFlorida Supreme Court overturns death sentence for convicted felon
In one of final acts on bench, judge names himself 13th juror, overturns murder conviction
BARROW COUNTY, Ga. — In an unusual move, a Barrow County judge with a heavy conscious threw out a murder conviction minutes before the defendant was sentenced to life.
The Florida Supreme Court has overturned the death sentence of the man convicted of killing a St. Lucie County Sheriff's Office sergeant.
Eriese Tisdale killed Sgt. Gary Morales during a traffic stop in 2013.
In an order made public Thursday, the Florida Supreme Court upheld Tisdale's murder conviction.
The state's highest court ruled Tisdale must receive a new sentencing hearing due to changes in the state law that require a jury to vote unanimously in favor of the death penalty before a judge can hand down the sentence.
Pakistani Christian woman freed from prison after blasphemy death sentence reversed.
A Pakistani Christian woman whose conviction and death sentence for blasphemy against Islam was reversed last week by the Supreme Court has been released from prison and is at a secure location for fear of attacks on her, officials said.
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