Monday, February 8, 2010

Florida Supreme Court Denies Martin Grossman's Motion For Postconviction Relief - Execution Scheduled For Next Week

The Florida Supreme Court issued an opinion today denying Martin Edward Grossman's third successive motion for postconviction relief.  The opinion can be viewed HERE.  A Miami Herald article about the decision can be viewed HERE and an article in the Tampa Tribune HERE.  The execution is scheduled for February 16, 2010 at 6:00pm.  The court's summary is below:
Martin Edward Grossman, a prisoner under sentence of death and under an active death warrant, appeals from the trial court’s order summarily denying his motion to vacate his sentence pursuant to Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.851. Because the order concerns postconviction relief from a sentence of death, this Court has jurisdiction over the appeal under article V, section 3(b)(1), of the Florida Constitution. In his successive motion filed after the death warrant was signed, the summary denial of which is the subject of the present appeal, Grossman raised claims that were either previously raised in his postconviction proceedings that concluded in 1997 or repeatedly rejected by this Court as legally without merit. Therefore, as more fully explained in this opinion, we affirm the trial court’s order.
Presumably, a petition for certiorari will be filed in the United States Supreme Court and a motion to stay execution will be filed with Justice Thomas.  As of now, there is nothing on the Supreme Court's docket to reflect any filings.

Prior opinions are in this case are: Grossman v. State, 525 So. 2d 833 (Fla. 1988), cert. denied, 489 U.S. 1071 (1989); Grossman v. Dugger, 708 So. 2d 249 (Fla. 1997); Grossman v. Crosby, 880 So. 2d 1211 (Fla. 2004); Grossman v. Crosby, 359 F. Supp. 2d 1233 (M.D. Fla. 2005), aff’d sub nom. Grossman v. McDonough, 466 F.3d 1325 (11th Cir. 2006), cert. denied, 550 U.S. 958 (2007); Grossman v. State, 932 So. 2d 192 (Fla. 2006); and Grossman v. State, 5 So. 3d 668 (Fla. 2009).

2 comments:

Chaim said...

What can currently be done to help Martin Grossman from this circumstance? If I wanted to file something with the Supreme Court, what steps would I take? I am completely unfamiliar with how this system works. Please give any help or adcvice. Thanks.

Davis said...

Martin Grossman, on probation for burglary, burglarized a home in which he stole a 357 magnum. Several days later he and a buddy smoked a little weed and drank a few beers and decided to go out to the "sticks" and fire off a few rounds. While out commiting this felony Martin and his buddy came in contact with a female wildlife officer. Martin pleaded with the officer not to turn him in because he was on probation and would be sent to jail. Upon realizing she was going to call it in Martin Grossman, Twice the size of the female officer, Punched her and as she tried to defend herself by pulling her weapon overwhelmed the officer and EXECUTED her by shooting her in the back of the head with her own weapon. I HAVE HEARD AND READ IT ALL about martin grossman. To every person of the jewish faith including you mr. derchiwitz should be ashamed of yourself. I will not argue the merits of the case only to say grossman has 8 hours to live and the the State of Florida will EXECUTE him 20 years after it should have been done. May God rest your soul Martin Grossman.

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