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Last NameFirst NamePictureDC NumberAgencyCase Summary
McCoyRichard (aka Jamil Rashid) 099752PrivateCase Summary

Last Action

DateCourtCase NumberLast Action
6/23/2004CC00081173.851 Motion
3/1/2005CC0008117Second Amended
12/16/2005CC0008117Third Amended
4/20/2006CC0008117Fourth Amended
4/26/2006CC0008117Fourth Amended stricken and case is to proceed on Second Amended
9/20/2006CC0008117Huff hearing
10/19/2010CC0008117Motion denied
11/10/2010FSC10-22063.851 Appeal filed

Current Attorney


Last Updated

2008-01-09 11:43:13.0

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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 PublicDefender

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 Elliotwas murdered during a robbery of her workplace, ABC Liquors.  Elliot wasshot in the abdomen, neck and face.  Fingerprints found on the ABCLiquors’ money pouch belonged to Richard McCoy.  The video surveillancetape also showed McCoy was involved in the robbery and murder.


On 06/19/00, ABC Liquors advertised a $10,000 reward forinformation regarding the robbery and murder.  Zsa Zsa Marcel, the motherof McCoy’s baby, responded to the advertisement.  Marcel gave police adetailed description of McCoy’s confession of robbing ABC Liquors and themurder of Elliot.  Marcel agreed to have a conversation with McCoy aboutABC Liquors while wearing a police recording device.  During the recordedconversation, McCoy confirmed his involvement in the murder and robbery. When questioned by police, McCoy, however, denied committing the murder ofElliot and robbery of ABC Liquors.  McCoy claims to have been at home withhis girlfriend on the morning of the offense.  His girlfriend and neighborboth 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 FloridaSupreme Court.  McCoy contended that error occurred in allowing the courtto hear and read the tape-recorded conversation with Marcel and in allowing Marcelto testify as well as restricting defense’s cross-examination of Marcel. McCoy argued that error also occurred in denying his motion for acquittal andbasing his sentence of death on the aggravating factor of cold, calculated andpremeditated murder. McCoy’s final argument was the unconstitutionality of thedeath penalty.   On 08/21/03, the Florida Supreme Court affirmedMcCoy’s conviction and sentence.


A 3.850 Motion was filed to the Circuit Court on06/23/04.  The motion was amended three times on 08/10/04, 03/01/05, and12/16/05.  On 04/20/06, the motion was amended for the fourth time andwas, subsequently, stricken on 04/26/06.  The case will proceed on theSecond Amended Motion. The motion was denied on 10/19/10.


McCoy filed a 3.851 Appeal in the Florida Supreme Court on11/10/10. 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 OFWEAPONS                                  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                     VISITINGVIOLATIONS                LAWTEY C. I.       

06/29/95         0                     UNAUTHORIZED ABSENCE                     LAWTEYC. 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                   TELEPHONEVIOLATIONS                    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