CA11: Overturns writ of habeas corpus on Faretta issue

Petitioner was convicted of murder and sentenced to death for the fatal shooting of police officer Scott Winters.  Overturning a federal district court’s issuance of a writ of habeas corpus, the Eleventh Circuit held that the Florida Supreme Court’s decision that the petitioner did not knowingly and voluntarily waive his right to counsel was not contrary to or an unreasonable application of clearly established Supreme Court law.

Holland v. State, 12-12404 (11th Cir. Dec. 29, 2014)

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