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Last NameFirst NamePictureDC NumberAgencyCase Summary
MunginAnthony 288322PrivateCase Summary

Last Action

DateCourtCase NumberLast Action
7/18/2006USDC-M06-650Habeas petition filed
11/6/2006USDC-M06-650Habeas petition amended
12/10/2007USDC-M06-650Case held in abeyance pending Circuit Court exhaustion
11/2/2009FSC09-20183.850 Appeal filed
5/19/2010FSC09-2018Initial brief filed
8/20/2010FSC09-2018Answer brief filed
8/23/2010FSC09-2018Amended Answer brief filed
12/30/2010FSC09-2018Reply filed
8/16/2007CC92-31783.851 motion filed
3/13/2008CC92-3178Motion to Strike granted
5/8/2008CC92-3178SC held
5/29/2008CC92-3178Response filed
10/8/2009CC92-3178 Motion denied

Current Attorney

Last NameFirst NameCityAddressZipPhoneEMail
ScherTodd G.Miami Beach, FL5600 Collins Ave., Apt. 15-B33140-2413305/861-9252Email


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2008-01-09 11:43:13.0

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MUNGIN, Anthony (B/M)

DC#    288322

DOB:  07/22/66


Fourth Judicial Circuit, Duval County Case# 92-3178

Sentencing Judge:  The Honorable John D. Southwood

Attorney, Trial:  Charles Cofer – Assistant PublicDefender

Attorney, Direct Appeal:  Steven A. Been – AssistantPublic Defender

Attorney, Collateral Appeals:  Todd G. Scher – Private


Date of Offense:  09/16/90

Date of Sentence:  02/23/93


Circumstances of Offense:


On 01/28/93, Anthony Mungin was convicted of first-degreemurder and sentenced to death.


On 09/16/90, a Jacksonville convenience store clerk, BettyJean Woods, was shot in the head and subsequently died four days later. Given that there were no eyewitnesses to the incident, a customer of theconvenience store, who entered the store shortly after the shooting, recalledseeing a man rushing out of the store with a paper bag.  The customer, wholater identified the man leaving the store as Mungin, discovered the woundedclerk.  After the incident, a store supervisor noticed a cash discrepancyof $59.05 from the cash register.


On 09/18/90, Mungin was arrested in Kingsland, Georgia,after a police search of his house uncovered a .25-caliber semiautomaticpistol, bullets, and Mungin’s Georgia identification card.  This arrestwas for additional offenses committed two days prior to the murder ofWoods.  After an analysis of the bullet recovered from Woods, it wasdetermined that it was fired from the .25-caliber pistol discovered at Mungin’sresidence.


Additional Information:


Prior to his direct appeal, Mungin was tried and convictedof first-degree murder during the commission of a felony, second-degree murder,and two separate counts of armed robbery.  Both robberies occurred on09/14/90, which was two days before Woods was shot.  For the firstrobbery, Mungin received a life sentence for first-degree murder and a lifesentence for using a firearm.  For the second robbery, Mungin received 15years for second-degree murder and 20 years for armed robbery.


Prior Incarceration History in the State of Florida:


Prior Prison History: (Note: Data reflected covers periods of incarceration with the Florida Dept. of Corrections since January of 1983)

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Sentence Date


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Prior Community Supervision History: (Note: Data reflected covers periods of community supervision with the Florida Dept. of Corrections since January of 1983)

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GRAND THEFT,$300 LESS &20,000




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Trial Summary:


03/26/92         Indicted as follows:

                                   Count I:          First-Degree Murder   

01/28/93         Jury returned guilty verdicts on all counts of the indictment

02/02/93         Jury recommended death by a vote of 7-5

02/23/93         Sentenced as follows:

                                   Count I:          First-Degree Murder – Death


Appeal Summary:


Florida Supreme Court – Direct Appeal

FSC# 81,358

689 So. 2d 1026 (Fla.1995)


03/03/93         Appeal filed

09/07/95         FSC affirmed conviction and death sentence

09/22/95         Motion for rehearing filed

02/08/96         Rehearing denied

04/09/97         Mandate issued


United States Supreme Court – Petition for Writ ofCertiorari

USSC# 96-9161

522 U.S. 833; 118 S. Ct. 102


05/29/97         Petition filed

10/06/97         Petition denied


State Circuit Court – 3.850 Motion

CC# 92-3178


09/17/98         Motion filed

07/13/01         Amended motion filed

03/18/03         Motion denied


Florida Supreme Court – 3.850 Appeal

FSC# 03-780

932 So.2d 986


04/29/03         Appeal filed

04/06/06         FSC affirmed the trial court’s denial of 3.850 Motion

06/13/06         Rehearing denied

06/29/06         Mandate issued


Florida Supreme Court – Petition for Writ of HabeasCorpus

FSC# 03-1774  

932 So.2d 986


10/10/03         Petition filed

04/06/06         Petition denied

06/13/06         Rehearing denied

06/29/06         Mandate issued

United States District Court, Middle District –Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus

USDC# 06-650



07/18/06         Petition filed

11/06/06         Amended petition filed

12/10/07         Held in abeyance pending Circuit Court exhaustion


State Circuit Court – 3.850 Motion

CC# 92-3178


08/19/07        Motion filed

10/08/09         Motiondenied


Florida Supreme Court – 3.850 Appeal

FSC# 09-2018



11/02/09          Appeal filed


Factors Contributing to the Delay in Imposition ofSentence:


Mungin’s 3.850 Motion to the Circuit Court was filed on09/17/98 and took approximately five years for the disposition. 


Case Information:


Mungin filed a Direct Appeal to the Florida Supreme Court on03/03/93.  There were numerous issues raised.  First, there weremultiple factors concerning aggravating and mitigating circumstances. Second, there was concern for whether there was sufficient evidence to supportthe first-degree murder conviction.  Third, the trial court erred inallowing the State to introduce irrelevant evidence that Mungin shot acollateral crime victim in the spine.  Finally, there was concern as towhether a fundamental error occurred when a defense witness testified in thepenalty phase that inmates serving life sentences are eligible for conditionalrelease.  The Court found all of these claims either without merit or harmlessand affirmed Mungin’s conviction and death sentence on 09/07/95.


Mungin filed a Petition for a Writ of Certiorari was filedto the United States Supreme Court on 05/29/97, which was denied on 10/06/97.


Mungin filed a 3.850 Motion to the Circuit Court on09/17/98.  An amended Motion was filed on 07/13/01.  The Motion wasdenied on 03/18/03.


Mungin filed a 3.850 Appeal to the Florida Supreme Court on04/29/03.  On 04/06/06, the Court affirmed the trial court’s order denyingthe 3.850 Motion.  The rehearing was denied on 06/13/06.  The mandatewas issued on 06/29/06.


On 10/10/03, Mungin filed a Petition for Writ of HabeasCorpus to the Florida Supreme Court, which was denied on 04/06/06.  Therehearing was denied on 06/13/06.  The mandate was issued on 06/29/06.


On 07/12/06, Mungin filed a Petition for Writ of HabeasCorpus to the United States District Court, Middle District.  On 11/06/06,Mungin filed an amended petition.  As of 12/10/07, this case is held inabeyance pending Circuit Court exhaustion.


On 08/16/07, Mungin filed a 3.851 motion in the CircuitCourt.  This motion was denied on 10/08/09.


Mungin filed a 3.850 Appeal in the Florida Supreme Court on11/02/09. This case is currently pending.

Institutional Adjustment:


DATE            DAYS          VIOLATION                           LOCATION      

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05/27/93         0                  DEST. OF ST.PROP.               FLORIDA STATE PRISON

03/14/94         0                  LYINGTOSTAFF                   UNION C. I.        

08/23/94         0                  DISORDERLYCONDUCT        UNION C. I.        

09/19/94         0                  DISOBEYINGORDER            UNION C. I.        

12/02/94         0                  DISRESP.TOOFFICIALS         UNION C. I.        

03/25/95         0                  DISOBEYINGORDER            UNION C. I.        

05/18/95         0                  DISORDERLYCONDUCT        UNION C.I.        

06/12/95         0                  UNARMEDASSAULT             UNIONC. I.        

04/18/96         30                POSSOF NARCOTICS            UNION C. I.        

04/18/96         30                UNAUTH USE OF DRUGS       UNION C.I.        

09/03/96         0                 DISRESP.TOOFFICIALS          UNION C.I.- MED.FAC.

11/11/97          0                 DISRESP.TOOFFICIALS         UNION C. I.        

04/21/98          0                 OBSCENEPROFANE ACT      UNION C. I.    




Report Date:    11/12/04          NRC

Approved:       11/24/04          JFL

Updated:         12/14/09          EMJ