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GreenCrosley 902925CCRC-MCase Summary

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DateCourtCase NumberLast Action
12/19/2005FSC05-22653.850 Appeal
6/6/2007FSC05-2265Oral Arguments
10/11/2007FSC05-2265New penalty phase upheld
1/31/2008FSC05-2265Remanded for resentencing
8/3/2006FSC06-1533Habeas Corpus
2/22/2008FSC06-1533Mandate issued
10/28/2008CC89-4942Status Conference

Current Attorney


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2008-01-09 11:43:13.0

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Crosley Alexander Green (B/M)

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GREEN,Crosley Alexander (B/M)

A.K.A.: Papa Green

DC#    902925

DOB: 09/11/57


EighteenthJudicial Circuit, Brevard County, Florida

CircuitCourt Case #89-4942-CF-A

SentencingJudge:  The Honorable John Antoon, II

TrialAttorney:  John R. Parker – Private

Attorney,Direct Appeal:  Michael S. Becker – Assistant Public Defender

Attorney,Collateral Appeal:  Mark Gruber & David Hendry – CCRC-M


Date ofOffense:           04/04/89

Date ofSentence:         02/08/91


Circumstancesof Offense:


Late inthe evening of April 3, 1989, Crosley Green came upon Charles Flynn, Jr. andKimberly Sue Hallock, both of whom were inside Flynn’s truck, which was parkedin a park near Mims, Florida. Green robbed them of $190, tied Flynn’shands behind his back, and then, driving the victim’s truck, forced them atgunpoint to ride with him to an orange grove. Hallock testified she saw Greenfire a shot before she managed to escape the scene.


Policelater found Flynn lying face down with his hands still tied behind his back anda single gunshot wound to the chest.  He was still alive, but stoppedbreathing several times and died before paramedics arrived. Hallock lateridentified Green as the man she saw in the park.




Prior tothis offense, the defendant was convicted of robbery in New York State in 1977.




06/20/89         Indicted on the following charges:

                              Count I     First-Degree Murder

CountII         Armed Robbery

CountIII        Armed Robbery

CountIV        Kidnapping

CountV         Kidnapping

09/05/90         The jury returned guilty verdicts on all counts of the indictment.

09/27/90         Upon advisory sentencing, the trial jury recommended the death penalty

  by an 8 to 4 vote.

02/08/91         Defendant was sentenced as follows:

                                  Count I First-Degree Murder – Death

                                  Counts II-V      27 years imprisonment for each count





Florida Supreme Court – Direct Appeal

FSC #77,402

641 So.2d 391


02/15/91         Appeal filed.

07/07/94         FSC affirmed the conviction and sentence of death.

08/29/94         FSC denied motion for rehearing.

09/28/94         Mandate issued.


United States Supreme Court – Petition for Writ of Certiorari

USSC #94-7031

513 U.S.1159


11/25/94         Petition filed.

02/21/95         USSC denied petition.


State Circuit Court – 3.850 Motion

Case #89-492-CF-A


03/18/97         Motion filed.

11/30/01         Motion amended.

04/24/03         First part of Evidentiary Hearing held.

10/28/03         Second part of Evidentiary Hearing held.

02/24/04         Third part of Evidentiary Hearing held.

10/09/04         Fourth part of Evidentiary Hearing held.

11/22/05         CC granted motion in part and denied motion in part.


FloridaSupreme Court – 3.850 Motion Appeal

FSC #05-2265

975 So.2d 1090


12/19/05         Appeal filed.

01/03/06         Cross-Appeal filed.

10/11/07         New penalty phase upheld.

01/31/08         Remanded for resentencing.

02/22/08         Mandate issued.


FloridaSupreme Court – Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus


975 So.2d 1090


08/03/06         Petition filed.

10/11/07         Petition denied.

10/26/07         Motion for rehearing.

01/31/08         Motion for rehearing denied.

02/22/08         Mandate issued.



FactorsContributing to the Delay in Imposition of Sentence:


Thetrial court provided two reasons as to why the 3.850 motion was pending from1997-2005.  First, the trial court had no jurisdiction to proceed on the motionduring the pending appeal of the trial court’s ruling that the CapitalCollateral Counsel Northern Region could not represent the defendant in thepostconviction proceedings.  This appeal remained pending from the noticeof appeal in December 1997 until the court received written notification thatthe Florida Supreme Court had dismissed the appeal in October 1998.  Thesecond reason was a year-long FDLE investigation of recanted witness testimonyand forensics work in the case that had to be completed prior to closure of thediscovery phase.





Greenfiled a direct appeal with the Florida Supreme Court on 02/15/91, citing thefollowing errors: improper inclusion of evidence; denial of a motion tosuppress Hallock’s identification of Green; giving a flight instruction to thejury that Green had fled to avoid prosecution;  improper doubling ofaggravating circumstances; unproven finding of the heinous, atrocious, or cruelaggravating circumstance; refusal to find mitigating circumstances; anddisproportionate sentencing, compared to other cases.  The court affirmedthe conviction and sentence on 07/07/94.


On11/25/94, Green filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the U.S. SupremeCourt.  The court denied the petition on 02/21/95.


On03/18/97, Green filed a 3.850 motion with the Eighteenth Circuit and amendedthe motion on 11/30/01.  The Evidentiary Hearing was held in four parts:04/24/03, 10/28/03, 02/24/04, and 10/09/04. On 11/22/05, the court granted themotion in part and denied the motion in part. 


On12/19/05, Green filed a 3.850 motion appeal with the Florida SupremeCourt.  The state filed a cross-appeal on 01/03/06.  Green’s 3.850motion appeal was granted on 10/11/07; the FSC remanded this case for a newpenalty phase.


On08/03/06, Green filed a petition for writ of habeas corpus with the FloridaSupreme Court.  This writ was denied on 10/11/07.


On08/31/09, Green was resentenced to life imprisonment by the Circuit Court.







DATE    DAYS          VIOLATION                                  LOCATION      


11/07/03    30             POSS OFCONTRABAND               UNION C. I.        



Reportdate:     03/28/01-tb

Approved:       whs

Updated          09/08/09-kkr