April 11, 2012
Pedro Hernandez-Alberto v. State of Florida
Case Number(s):
SC10-2471, SC11-160
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Mr. Hernandez-Alberto, a Mexican national, was convicted of the first-degree murders of his stepdaughters Donna Berezovsky and Isela Gonzales, who were fatally shot in 1999. The jury voted 10-2 to recommend a death sentence for each murder. The trial court condemned Mr. Hernandez-Alberto. This Court upheld his conviction and death sentence on direct appeal. Mr. Hernandez-Alberto filed a postconviction challenge in the trial court. His motion as dismissed and this appeal followed.