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GambleGuy 123096CCRC-MCase Summary

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DateCourtCase NumberLast Action
9/8/2004USDC04-405Habeas Corpus
1/23/2006USCA05-14334Habeas appeal
7/3/2006USCA05-14334Appeal denied
8/28/2006USSC06-6236Writ of Certiorari
10/30/2006USSC06-6236Petition denied

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DC#    123096

DOB:  08/19/71


­­­Fifth Judicial Circuit, Lake County Case # 91-1676

Sentencing Judge: The Honorable G. Richard Singletary

Attorney, Trial: Mark A. Nacke – Assistant Public Defender

Attorney, Direct Appeal: Michael S. Becker – AssistantPublic Defender

Attorney, Collateral Appeals:  Robert Strain &Carol Rodriguez – CCRC-M


Date of Offense:          12/10/91

Date of Sentence:        08/10/93


Circumstances of Offense:


On 12/10/91, Guy Gamble and Michael Love murdered theirlandlord, Helmut Kuehl, by striking him several times in the head with a clawhammer and choking him with a cord. 


Approximately six days before the murder, Gamble told hisgirlfriend that he was going to “take out” Kuehl.  The day before themurder, Gamble told his girlfriend to pack their belongings because they wouldbe leaving town.  Gamble also rehearsed the murder of Kuehl by using hisgirlfriend as a simulated victim. 


On the day of the murder, Gamble picked up his finalpaycheck and he and Love went to Kuehl, in the guise of paying rent. Gamble and Love approached Kuehl in his garage, and when Kuehl went to hisapartment to get a rent receipt, Love searched the garage for a weapon to useto kill Kuehl.  Love found a claw hammer and placed it on a counter. When Kuehl returned, Gamble picked up the hammer and struck Kuehl, who fell tothe ground.  Gamble then held Kuehl down while Love closed the garagedoors.  Love then repeatedly struck Kuehl in the head with the hammer,then wrapped a cord around Kuehl’s neck and began choking him.  AfterKuehl was dead, Gamble wrapped the hammer and cord in newspaper and left themlying on the floor.  After cleaning up, Gamble and Love stole Kuehl’s car,picked up their girlfriends, and went to Kentucky Fried Chicken.  Afterforging and cashing a check on Kuehl’s account for $8,544, Gamble, Love, andtheir girlfriends left town. 


Codefendant Information:


Love pled guilty to conspiracy to commit Armed Robbery,Armed Robbery, and

First-Degree Murder.  He was sentenced to fifteen yearsfor the Conspiracy charge and life imprisonment for the Armed Robbery andMurder charges.


 Trial Summary:


01/01/92         Indicted as follows:

                                   Count I Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery

                                   Count II           ArmedRobbery

                                   Count III          First-DegreeMurder

01/22/92         Entered a plea of not guilty

06/25/93         Jury returned guilty verdicts on all counts of the indictment

06/29/93         Jury recommended a death sentence by a vote of 10-2

08/10/93         Sentenced as follows:

                                   Count I Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery – 15 years

                                   Count II           ArmedRobbery – Life imprisonment

                                   Count III          First-DegreeMurder – Death


Appeal Summary:


Florida Supreme Court – Direct Appeal

FSC# 82,334

659 So. 2d 242


09/10/93         Appeal filed

05/25/95         FSC affirmed convictions and sentences

08/23/95         Rehearing denied

09/22/95         Mandate issued


U.S. Supreme Court – Petition for Writ of Certiorari

USSC# 95-6908

516 U.S. 1122


11/29/95         Petition filed

02/20/96         USSC denied petition


Circuit Court – 3.850 Motion

CC# 91-1676


09/20/99         Motion filed

01/08/02         Circuit Court denied Motion


Florida Supreme Court – 3.850 Motion Appeal

FSC# 02-195

877 So. 2d 706


01/30/02         Appeal filed

05/06/04         FSC affirmed denial of 3.850 Motion

06/25/04         Rehearing denied

07/26/04         Mandate issued

Florida Supreme Court – Petition for Writ of HabeasCorpus

FSC# 02-1948

877 So. 2d 706


08/29/02         Petition filed

05/06/04         FSC denied Petition

06/25/04         Rehearing denied

07/26/04         Mandate issued


U.S. District Court, Middle District – Petition forWrit of Habeas Corpus

USDC# 04-405


09/08/04         Petition filed

07/06/05         USDC denied petition


U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit – Petition forWrit of Habeas Corpus Appeal

USCA# 05-14334

450 F.3d. 1245


08/03/05         Appeal filed

05/31/06         USCA affirmed denial of petition


U.S. Supreme Court – Petition for Writ of Certiorari

USSC# 06-6236

127 S. Ct. 510


08/28/06         Petition filed

10/30/06         USSC denied petition


Factors Contributing to the Delay in Imposition ofSentence:


The delay appears to result from the three years between thedenial of the Petition for Writ of Certiorari by the USSC (02/20/96) and thefiling of the 3.850 Motion in the Circuit Court (09/20/99).


Case Information:


Gamble filed a Direct Appeal with the Florida Supreme Courton 09/10/93, citing the following errors:  erroneous finding of the cold,calculated, and premeditated murder aggravating circumstance; sentencing thatwas disproportionate compared to other crimes, excessive, inappropriate, andimposed cruel and unusual punishment; denial of special penalty phase juryinstructions; and unconstitutionality of the death penalty.  The FSCaffirmed the convictions and sentences on 05/25/95.


Gamble filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari with the U.S.Supreme Court on 11/29/95 that was denied on 02/20/96.


Gamble filed a 3.850 Motion with the Circuit Court on09/20/99 that was denied on 01/08/02.


Gamble filed a 3.850 Motion Appeal with the Florida SupremeCourt on 01/30/02, raising allegations of ineffective assistance ofcounsel.  On 05/06/04, the FSC affirmed the denial of the 3.850Motion.  


Gamble filed a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus with theFlorida Supreme Court on 08/29/02, raising allegations of ineffectiveassistance of counsel and Ring claims.  On 05/06/04, the FSC denied thePetition.


Gamble filed a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus with theU.S. District Court, Middle District, on 09/08/04 that was denied on07/06/05. 


Gamble filed a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus Appealwith the U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit, on 08/03/05 that was denied on 05/31/06. 


Gamble filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari with the U.S.Supreme Court on 08/28/06 that was denied on 10/30/06.


Institutional Adjustment:





DATE    DAYS                   VIOLATION                                      LOCATION      


03/05/02    30                      DISOBEYINGORDER                        UNION C.I.         




Report Date:    12/06/01          JFL

Approved:       12/17/01          WS

Updated:         03/16/07          JFL