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MONLYN, Broderick Wendell (B/M)

DC# 086458

DOB:  10/18/61


Third Judicial Circuit, Madison County, Case# 92-147CF

Sentencing Judge:  The Honorable E. Vernon Douglas

Attorneys, Trial:  Jimmy Hunt & Duncan Jones – AssistantPublic Defenders

Attorney, Direct Appeal:  David A. Davis – Assistant PublicDefender

Attorney, Collateral Appeals:  Baya Harrison, III – Registry  



Date of Offense:  10/08/92

Date of Sentence:  11/02/93



Circumstances of the Offense:


The victim, Alton Watson, and the defendant, Broderick WendellMonlyn, lived across the street from one another. Monlyn had previously fishedon Mr. Watson’s property, and on at least one occasion Mr. Watson had orderedMonlyn off his property with a rifle. In 1992, Monlyn was incarcerated on anunrelated offense. While in prison, Monlyn told another inmate that he wasgoing to kill Watson in addition to taking the victim’s truck and his money.Inmate Johnny Craddock stated that Monlyn disclosed to him that he would killthe first person he saw once he got out.


On 10/06/92, Monlyn escaped from prison. He proceeded tosteal money, clothes, and a shotgun from his uncle and then spent the night inMr. Watson’s barn. According to Monlyn, on the following morning Mr. Watsonsurprised Monlyn. Both men reached for the shotgun and a struggle ensued. Thestruggled moved from the inside of the barn to the yard. During the struggleMonlyn hit Mr. Watson over the head with the gun. The struggle continued untilMr. Watson stopped attacking Monlyn. Monlyn then tied Mr. Watson’s feet together,gagged him, and dragged him into the barn. Monlyn then stole Mr. Watson’struck. A friend let Monlyn stay in her trailer. She called the police andMonlyn was arrested.


The victim’s body received over 30 blunt injury wounds, 10of which were defensive. The cause of death was the culmination of multipleblunt impacts to the head. The victims’ wallet was found next to the body andcontained no money.


Additional Information:


Monlyn died of natural causes on 04/12/05.



Trial Summary:


10/27/92          Indicted as follows:

                                    Count I:            First-DegreeMurder

                                    Count II:           RobberyWhile Armed

                                    Count II:           KidnappingWhile Armed

11/03/92          Pled not guilty

10/19/93          Juryreturned guilty verdicts on all counts of the indictment and recommended deathby a vote of 12-0

11/02/93          Sentenced as follows:

                                    Count I:            First-DegreeMurder – Death

                                    Count II:           RobberyWhile Armed – Life

                                    Count III:         KidnappingWhile Armed – Life



Appeal Summary:


Florida Supreme Court – Direct Appeal

FSC# 82,779

705 So. 2d 1


11/29/93          Appeal filed

10/09/97          FSC affirmed the conviction and deathsentence

01/22/98          Rehearing denied

02/23/98          Mandate issued


United States Supreme Court – Petition for Writ of Certiorari

USSC# 97-8823

524 U.S. 957


04/20/98          Petition filed

06/26/98          USSC denied petition


State Circuit Court – 3.850 Motion

CC# 92-147CF


06/25/99          Motion filed

06/24/02          Motion denied


Florida Supreme Court – 3.850 Appeal

FSC# 02-1729

894 So.2d 832


08/01/02          Appeal filed

12/02/04          FSC affirmed trial court’s denial of 3.850Motion

12/17/04          Motion for rehearing filed

02/11/05          Rehearing denied

02/28/05          Mandate issued


Florida Supreme Court – Petition forWrit of Habeas Corpus

FSC# 03-1757

894 So.2d 832


10/03/03          Petition filed

12/02/04          Petition denied

12/17/04          Motion for rehearing filed

02/11/05          Rehearing denied

02/28/05          Mandate issued



Factors Contributing to the Delay in Execution ofSentence:


It took four years the Florida Supreme Court to render adecision on Monlyn’s Direct Appeal.



Case Information


Monlyn filed his Direct Appeal to the Florida Supreme Courton 11/29/93. Issues that were raised by the defense were the abuse ofdiscretion on the part of the trial court in the matter of allowing thetestimony of the medical examiner, not allowing a mistrial, and error inallowing testimony along with problems concerning the jury instructions. Theonly issue that the Supreme Court did not dismiss or find without merit was thetrial court’s denial of the request to instruct the jury against doubling thepecuniary gain and during the course of enumerated felony aggravators. Theyfound this error to be harmless and affirmed the both the conviction and thesentence on 10/09/97.


Monlyn filed a Petition for Writ of Certiorari to the UnitedStates Supreme Court on 06/26/98, which was denied on 06/26/98.


Monlyn filed a 3.850 Motion to the Circuit Court on06/25/99, which was denied on 06/24/02.


Monlyn then filed 3.850 Appeal to the Florida Supreme Courton 08/01/02.  The Court affirmed the trial court’s denial of the 3.850 Motionon 12/02/04.  Monlyn filed a motion for rehearing on 12/17/04, which was deniedon 02/11/05.  A mandate was issued on 02/28/05.


Monlyn filed a Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus to theFlorida Supreme Court on 10/03/03, which was denied on 12/02/04.  Monlyn fileda motion for rehearing on 12/17/04, which was denied on 02/11/05.  A mandatewas issued on 02/28/05.


Monlyn died of natural causes on 04/12/05.



Report Date:     10/01/01          NMP

Approved:        10/02/01          WS

Updated:          04/15/05          NRC