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December 6, 2012
Joel Diaz v. State of Florida
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Mr.. Diaz was convicted of the first-degree murder of Charles Shaw, who was fatally shot in 1997. The jury voted 9-3 to recommend a death sentence and the trial court condemned Mr. Diaz to death. This Court upheld the death sentence on direct appeal and Mr. Diaz filed a post-conviction challenge in trial court. It was denied and this appeal followed.