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MCCOY, Richard Lee (B/M)

AKA:  Jamil Rashid

DC#    099752

DOB:  01/18/66


Fourth Judicial Circuit, Duval County Case# 00-8117 CFA

Sentencing Judge:  The Honorable Peter L. Dearing

Attorney, Trial:  Alan Chipperfield – Assistant Public Defender

Attorney, Direct Appeal:  Lester Makofka – Private

Attorney, Collateral Appeals:  David Collins – Private


Date of Offense: 06/13/00

Date of Sentence: 08/09/01


Circumstances of Offense:


On the morning of 06/13/00, store clerk Shervie Ann Elliot was murdered during a robbery of her workplace, ABC Liquors.  Elliot was shot in the abdomen, neck and face.  Fingerprints found on the ABC Liquors’ money pouch belonged to Richard McCoy.  The video surveillance tape also showed McCoy was involved in the robbery and murder.


On 06/19/00, ABC Liquors advertised a $10,000 reward for information regarding the robbery and murder.  Zsa Zsa Marcel, the mother of McCoy’s baby, responded to the advertisement.  Marcel gave police a detailed description of McCoy’s confession of robbing ABC Liquors and the murder of Elliot.  Marcel agreed to have a conversation with McCoy about ABC Liquors while wearing a police recording device.  During the recorded conversation, McCoy confirmed his involvement in the murder and robbery.  When questioned by police, McCoy, however, denied committing the murder of Elliot and robbery of ABC Liquors.  McCoy claims to have been at home with his girlfriend on the morning of the offense.  His girlfriend and neighbor both uphold McCoy’s claim.

Prior Incarceration History in the State of Florida:


Offense Date


Sentence Date


Case No.

Prison Sentence Length






4Y 6M 0D






4Y 6M 0D






15Y 0M 0D



Trial Summary:


04/05/01          Indicted as follows:

                                    Count I:           First-Degree Murder

                                    Count II:         Armed Robbery

05/29/01          Jury returned guilty verdicts on all counts of the indictment

06/29/01          Jury recommended death by a vote of 7-5

08/09/01          Sentenced as follows:

                                    Count I:           First-Degree Murder – Death

                                    Count II:         Armed Robbery – Life


Appeal Summary:


Florida Supreme Court – Direct Appeal

FSC# 01-2113

853 So.2d 396


09/21/01          Appeal filed

08/21/03          Conviction and sentence affirmed

09/11/03          Mandate issued

State Circuit Court – 3.851 Motion

CC# 00-8117 CFA


06/23/04          Motion filed

08/10/04          Amended

03/01/05          Second Amended

12/16/05          Third Amended

04/20/06          Fourth Amended

04/26/06          Fourth Amended Motion stricken and case is to proceed on Second Amended Motion.

10/19/10          Motion denied


Florida Supreme Court – 3.851 Appeal

FSC# 10-2206



11/10/10          Appeal filed


Case Information:


On 09/21/01, McCoy filed a Direct Appeal to the Florida Supreme Court.  McCoy contended that error occurred in allowing the court to hear and read the tape-recorded conversation with Marcel and in allowing Marcel to testify as well as restricting defense’s cross-examination of Marcel.  McCoy argued that error also occurred in denying his motion for acquittal and basing his sentence of death on the aggravating factor of cold, calculated and premeditated murder. McCoy’s final argument was the unconstitutionality of the death penalty.   On 08/21/03, the Florida Supreme Court affirmed McCoy’s conviction and sentence.


A 3.850 Motion was filed to the Circuit Court on 06/23/04.  The motion was amended three times on 08/10/04, 03/01/05, and 12/16/05.  On 04/20/06, the motion was amended for the fourth time and was, subsequently, stricken on 04/26/06.  The case will proceed on the Second Amended Motion. The motion was denied on 10/19/10.


McCoy filed a 3.851 Appeal in the Florida Supreme Court on 11/10/10. This appeal is currently pending.


Institutional Adjustment:


DATE             DAYS             VIOLATION                                     LOCATION      

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08/06/89          0                      DISORDERLY CONDUCT                         GLADES C. I.       

02/26/90          15                    DISOBEYING ORDER                                GLADES C. I.       

07/12/90          153                  POSS OF WEAPONS                                   GLADES C. I.       

11/04/90          30                    FIGHTING                                                     GLADES C. I.       

01/28/94          60                    LYING TO STAFF                                         LAWTEY C. I.       

02/26/94          0                      VISITING VIOLATIONS                LAWTEY C. I.       

06/29/95          0                      UNAUTHORIZED ABSENCE                     LAWTEY C. I.       

08/29/95          30                    BEING IN UNAUTH AREA                       LAWTEY C. I.       

01/16/96          0                      DISOBEYING ORDER                    LAWTEY C. I.       

12/22/96          0                      FIGHTING                                                      LAWTEY C. I.       

12/21/97          30                    TELEPHONE VIOLATIONS                    R.M.C.- MAIN UNIT  

05/02/05          30                    FIGHTING                                                     UNION C.I.




Report Date:   10/15/04          DDK

Approved:       10/15/04          JFL

Updated:         12/02/10          EMJ