Voir dire applause

September 22, 2011

  • 110 Criminal Law
  • 110XXXI Counsel
  • 110XXXI(C) Adequacy of Representation
  • 110XXXI(C)2 Particular Cases and Issues
  • 110k1901 k. Jury Selection and Composition.

110 Criminal LawThere was no evidence in postconviction proceeding that trial counsel was deficient during voir dire in capital murder case in failing to object or seek a new panel when prospective juror made statement, which was followed by clapping from other jurors, that a man who was sentenced to die in electric chair should be electrocuted after a certain period of time and not cost taxpayers “too much money.”
Floyd v. State, 18 So. 3d 432 (Fla. 2009)