Entries tagged with “Peter Avsenew

Jan 24, 2022

Capital Case Roundup — Florida Supreme Court Grants New Trials in Two Death Penalty Cases

On January 13, 2022, the Florida Supreme Court grant­ed new tri­als to two Florida death-row pris­on­ers. The court over­turned Joe Simpsons 2007 con­vic­tion and death sen­tence because of pros­e­cu­to­r­i­al mis­con­duct. It also over­turned Peter Avsenews 2018 con­vic­tion and death sen­tence because of the improp­er pre­sen­ta­tion of remote­ly-record­ed testimony.