Friday, December 17, 2004

Jeffrey Lee Weaver

Jeffrey Weaver is a no longer a resident of Florida's death row. The Florida Supreme Court has overturned his death sentence and given Weaver a sentence of life without parole. Weaver spent five years on Florida's death row after a judge overrode the jury's recommendation of life in favor of a death sentence. The Florida Supreme Court found the judge's actions improper and ordered Weaver's sentence changed to life. The Court declined to grant Weaver a new trial, finding that his jury had heard enough evidence to support the conviction. Weaver's attorneys continue to believe he deserves a new trial, but are obviously pleased with the Supreme Court's decision to remove Weaver from his death sentence.

Supreme Court overturns death sentence

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