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ROUTLY, Dan (W/M)
Sentencing Judge: The Honorable Carven Angel
Attorney, Trial: Jim Burke – Assistant Public Defender
Attorney, Direct Appeal: Raymond Goodman – Private
Attorney, Collateral Appeals: Martin McClain – CCRC-S
Date of Offense: 06/17/79
Date of Sentence: 11/24/80
Circumstances of Offense:
In 1978, Dan Routly moved with his girlfriend, Colleen
On 06/17/79, Routly went to see O’Brien at the home of Bockini, while he was doing volunteer work at a hospital. When Bockini arrived home, Routly pulled a gun on Bockini, told him to lie down on the bed and then tied him up. Routly then went through the house looking for money, breaking ceramic banks, and taking several radios. Routly bound Bockini’s hands and feet, gagged him with a bandana, and put him in the trunk of his own car.
Routly drove to a remote field, took Bockini out of the
trunk, and shot him three times. He then
dragged Bockini’s body under some bushes.
Routly then picked up O’Brien, drove to pick up another girlfriend, Mary
Avery, and then drove to
Later in 1979, O’Brien was arrested in
O’Brien testified against Routly at trial, in exchange for full immunity from prosecution.
Routly died of natural causes on 08/11/99.
12/05/79 Charged by Information on one count of Second-Degree Murder
12/18/79 Grand Jury reconvened and indicted on one count of First-Degree Murder
07/18/80 Jury returned a guilty verdict and recommended a sentence of Life
11/24/80 Judge overrode jury recommendation and imposed a sentence of Death
440 So.2d 1257
12/29/80 Appeal filed
09/22/83 FSC affirmed conviction and sentence
12/12/83 Rehearing denied
01/17/84 Mandate issued
03/19/84 Petition filed
07/05/84 USSC denied Petition
502 So.2d 901
07/28/86 Petition filed
02/12/87 FSC denied Petition
Circuit Court – 3.850 Motion
01/02/87 Motion filed
06/22/87 Motion amended
03/17/89 CC denied Motion
Florida Supreme Court – 3.850 Motion Appeal
590 So.2d 397
04/04/89 Appeal filed
10/17/91 FSC affirmed denial of 3.850 Motion
01/02/92 Rehearing denied
08/27/91 Petition filed
02/26/92 Petition amended
04/12/93 USDC denied Petition
33 F.3d 1279
07/14/93 Appeal filed
09/19/94 USCA affirmed denial of Habeas Petition
12/21/94 Mandate issued
05/11/95 Petition filed
06/26/95 USSC denied Petition
675 So.2d 121
10/03/95 Petition filed
02/29/96 FSC denied Petition, without opinion
05/06/96 Rehearing denied
04/21/88 Governor Martinez signed a death warrant
06/08/88 Circuit Court issued a stay of execution
Factors Contributing to the Delay in Imposition of Sentence:
No unreasonable delays in the case.
Routly filed a Direct Appeal with the Florida Supreme Court on 12/29/80, citing the following errors: failing to suppress the tape-recorded confession; extending the speedy trial rule; and finding the following aggravating factors: during the course of a kidnapping, avoiding or preventing a lawful arrest or effecting an escape from custody, pecuniary gain, and heinous, atrocious, or cruel murder. On 09/22/83, the FSC affirmed the conviction and sentence.
Routly filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court on 03/19/84 that was denied on 07/05/84.
Routly filed a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus with the Florida Supreme Court on 07/28/86, alleging ineffective assistance of counsel. On 02/12/87, the FSC denied the Petition.
Routly filed a 3.850 Motion with the Circuit Court on 01/02/87 and amended the Motion on 06/22/87. On 03/17/89, the Circuit Court denied the Motion.
Routly filed a 3.850 Motion Appeal with the Florida Supreme Court on 04/04/89, citing the following errors: withholding of evidence by the State, allowing the state’s witness to commit perjury, ineffective assistance of counsel, and refusing to consider nonstatutory mitigation. On 10/17/91, the FSC affirmed the denial of the 3.850 Motion.
Routly filed a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus with the U.S. District Court, Middle District, on 08/27/91, alleging ineffective assistance of counsel. On 02/26/92, Routly amended the Petition, and on 04/12/93, the USDC denied the Petition.
Routly filed a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, alleging ineffective assistance of counsel. On 09/19/94, the USCA affirmed the denial of the Petition.
Routly filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari with the U.S. Supreme Court on 05/11/95 that was denied on 06/26/95.
Routly filed a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus with the Florida Supreme Court on 10/03/95, citing error in failing to allow self-representation and appointing the Capital Collateral Representative as counsel. On 02/29/96, the FSC denied the Petition, without opinion.
Routly died of natural causes on 08/11/99.
THE FOLLOWING ENTRIES REFLECT DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS AGAINST THE INMATE FOR VIOLATION OF THE RULE CITED AND INDICATE THE GAIN TIME DAYS LOST.
DATE DAYS VIOLATION LOCATION
04/06/84 60 POSS
08/29/85 15 FEIGNING
12/04/85 45 POSS
12/08/85 15 POSS
04/03/86 10 POSS
01/14/88 15 POSS
10/27/90 60 POSS
Report Date: 04/18/06 JFL