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Mar 12, 2020

News Brief — Florida Supreme Court Upholds Death Sentence for Man Who Pled Guilty and Waived Jury

NEWS (3/​12/​20): The Florida Supreme Court on March 12, 2020 denied death-row pris­on­er Hector Sanchez-Torress post-con­vic­tion chal­lenge to his con­vic­tion and death sen­tence for a 2008 armed rob­bery and mur­der. In an unsigned opin­ion, the court ruled that Sanchez-Torres’s coun­sel had not been inef­fec­tive in advis­ing him to plead guilty to the charges and to waive a sen­tenc­ing jury based on counsel’s belief that a Clay County jury would absolute­ly con­vict [him] of first-degree mur­der and give him death based on the facts of the case.”