CRIMINAL LAW: EVIDENCE: GRUESOME PHOTOGRAPHS

Armstrong v. State, ___ So. 3d ___, 36 Fla. L. Weekly S517 (Fla. September 22, 2011)

The trial court did not commit a clear abuse of discretion during the penalty phase of a criminal trial by admitting (1) a gruesome photograph of a police officer, who was shot and killed, because the photograph was “relevant to show the position of … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...

EVIDENCE: GRUESOME PHOTOGRAPHS

Moore v. State, ___ So. 3d ___, 36 Fla. L. Weekly D512 (Fla. 3d DCA 3/9/11)

The trial court did not abuse its discretion by admitting a photograph of the victim’s skull because the State argued that the photograph was “relevant to establish that the victim was shot three times in the face, causing extensive trauma to the victim’s teeth … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...

Evidence: Gruesome Photographs

Ault v. State, ___ So. 2d ___, 35 Fla. L. Weekly S527 (Fla. 9/30/10)

The defendant murdered seven and eleven year old sisters. The trial court did not abuse his discretion by admitting photographs of the dead victims because the photographs were “used by the medical examiner to explain his conclusions regarding the circumstances of the victims’ deaths.”  One … Click To Read Full Case Law Review...