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Last NameFirst NamePictureDC NumberAgencyCase Summary
GlobeCharles 097707RegistryCase Summary

Last Action

DateCourtCase NumberLast Action
1/5/2008  Dead
9/30/2005CC00008973.851 Motion

Current Attorney

Last NameFirst NameCityAddressZipPhoneEMail
ReiterMichael P.Venice, FL5313 Layton Dr.34293850/893-4668Email


Last NameCase NumberJudgeCountyCCRCOrder DateContract Date
Reiter00-897-CFCollinsColumbia 11/7/200512/9/2005

Last Updated

2008-01-09 11:43:13.0

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GLOBE, Charles (W/M)

DC#     097707

DOB:   01/26/59


Third Judicial Circuit, Columbia County Case # 00-897

Sentencing Judge: The Honorable E. Vernon Douglas

Attorney, Trial: M. Blair Payne – Private

Attorney, Direct Appeal: Steven Seliger – Private

Attorney, Collateral Appeals:  Michael Reiter – Registry  


Date of Offense:           07/03/00

Date of Sentence:         10/11/01


Circumstances of Offense:


Charles Globe was an inmate in Columbia CorrectionalInstitution in July of 2000.  He and a fellow inmate, Andrew Busby, planned tokill an inmate or correctional officer.  For two weeks, Globe and Busby createda list of seven potential victims, one of which was Busby’s cellmate, EltonArd.  Globe and Busby talked for days about killing Ard and developed a plan todo so.  Using part of a linen sheet and broken ballpoint pens, Globe made twogarrotes to strangle Ard. 


On the morning of 07/03/00, Globe slipped into Ard’s and Busby’s cell.  After locking the cell door and covering the window, Globe grabbedArd around the neck and they struggled.  Globe placed one of the garrotesaround Ard’s neck, but it broke as Globe and Busby strangled Ard.  Ard pled forhis life, offering money to Globe, but he struck Ard in the face, causing himto bleed.  Globe flushed the broken garrote down the toilet and tied the secondgarrote around Ard’s neck.  Globe lit a cigarette and watched Ard gasp for airsix times before he finally died.  After Ard’s death, Globe tied the garrotearound Ard’s wrist, lit a cigarette and put it in Ard’s mouth, and placed alighter in Ard’s hand. 


During a prisoner count later that morning, a correctionalofficer found Globe locked inside Ard and Busby’s cell.  Ard had a cigarette inhis mouth but appeared to be dead.  Abrasions and other marks were visible onGlobe’s face.  Evidence recovered from the crime scene included photographs ofwriting on the prison wall, photographs of bloody fingerprints, the cigarettelighter and cigarette found on Ard, and a magic marker used to write on thewall.  In handwriting determined to be Globe’s, the words “Call FDLE,” and“Remember Andy and K.D., 7/3/2000,” and “Don’t forget to look on the door” werewritten on the cell walls. 


Several hours after the murder, Globe and Busby were read theirMiranda warnings and gave a tape recorded statement to FDLE agents, confessingto the Ard murder.  On 07/07/00, Globe was again read his Miranda warning by Departmentof Corrections officials and again confessed to the Ard murder.    



Codefendant Information:


Andrew Busby was triedseparately, convicted, and sentenced to death. 



Incarceration History in the State of Florida:


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Trial Summary:


08/17/00          Indictedon one count of First-Degree Murder  

09/11/01          Jury returned a guilty verdict on the solecount of the indictment

09/14/01          Jury recommended death by a vote of 9-3

10/11/01          Sentencedto death on sole count of indictment



Appeal Summary:


Florida Supreme Court – Direct Appeal

FSC# 02-39

877 So.2d 663


01/07/02          Appeal filed

03/18/04          FSC affirmed conviction and sentence

07/01/04          Rehearing denied and Mandate issued


Circuit Court – 3.851 Motion

CC# 00-897


09/30/05          Motionfiled

08/07/06          Motionamended



Factors Contributing to the Delay in Imposition ofSentence:


The case progressionappears to be within acceptable time parameters. 



Case Information:


Globe filed a DirectAppeal with the Florida Supreme Court on 01/07/02, citing the following errors: denying a motion to suppress statements to FDLE investigators, admitting Busby’sconfession, improper penalty phase and jury instructions, Ring claims, impropersentencing order, disproportionality of the death penalty, and failing toconsider mitigating circumstances.  On 03/18/04, the FSC affirmed the conviction and sentence. 


Globe filed a 3.851Motion with the Circuit Court on 09/30/05 and amended the motion on 08/07/06. The motion was pending at the time of Globe’s death.



Institutional Adjustment:





DATE     DAYS                     VIOLATION                                       LOCATION      

12/28/85     15                        POSSOF CONTRABAND             CROSS CITY C. I.   

02/18/86      0                         DISOBEYINGORDER                         CROSS CITY C. I.   

05/25/86      0                         DISOBEYINGORDER                         CROSS CITY C. I.   

10/15/86      0                         POSSOF WEAPONS                          CROSS CITY C. I.   

12/10/86     30                        DISOBEYINGORDER                         CROSS CITY C. I.   

12/29/86      0                         POSSOF STIMULANTS                    CROSS CITY C. I.   

09/04/87      0                         BEINGIN UNAUTH AREA               CROSS CITY C. I.   

11/29/87      0                         DISOBEYINGORDER                         CROSS CITY C. I.   

01/01/88     30                        POSSOF ESCAPE PARA.                  CROSS CITY C. I.   

03/25/88      0                         POSSOF STOLEN PROP.                   CROSS CITY C. I.   

08/06/88      0                         SEXACTS                                            CROSS CITY C. I.   

09/06/88      0                         DISOBEYINGORDER                         CROSS CITY C. I.   

02/03/89      0                         POSSOF CONTRABAND             CROSS CITY C. I.   

03/20/89     30                        MANUFACTUREOF DRUGS           CROSS CITY C. I.   

08/06/89      0                         OBSCENEPROFANE ACT                CROSS CITY C. I.   

11/10/89      0                         POSSOF CONTRABAND                 DESOTO C. I.       

02/07/90      0                         MANUFACTUREOF DRUGS           BAKER C. I.        

11/29/90     30                        DISOBEYINGORDER                         HENDRY C. I.       

02/11/93     60                        EXTORTIONOR ATTEMPT             MARTIN C. I.       

10/28/93     30                        DISRESP.TOOFFICIALS                   FLORIDA STATE PRISON

09/07/94     30                        DISOBEYINGORDER                         FLORIDA STATE PRISON

11/04/94     60                        DISOBEYINGORDER                         FLORIDA STATE PRISON

08/05/96      0                         DISOBEYINGORDER                         UNION C. I.        

09/16/96    180                       POSSOF NARCOTICS                       UNION C.I.-MED.FAC.

09/16/96     90                        POSSOF UNAUTH BEV.                   UNION C.I.-MED.FAC.

11/04/98      0                         LYINGTO STAFF                               UNION C. I.        

11/22/99      0                         POSSOF CONTRABAND                 COLUMBIA C.I.      

03/11/00     30                        SEXACTS                                            COLUMBIA C.I.      

04/11/00     30                        UNAUTHORIZEDABSENCE           COLUMBIA C.I.      

10/20/00     60                        DISORDERLYCONDUCT                  FLORIDA STATE PRISON

10/26/00     90                        SPOKENTHREATS                            FLORIDA STATE PRISON

11/03/00     30                        MAILVIOLATIONS                           FLORIDA STATE PRISON

11/09/00     90                        SPOKENTHREATS                            FLORIDA STATE PRISON

03/28/01     60                        DISOBEYINGORDER                         FLORIDA STATE PRISON

09/10/01     90                        SPOKENTHREATS                            COLUMBIA C.I.      

09/25/01     60                        DISORDERLYCONDUCT                  FLORIDA STATE PRISON

06/20/02     60                        DISRESP.TOOFFICIALS                   FLORIDA STATE PRISON

11/07/03     60                        DISRESP.TOOFFICIALS                   UNION C. I.        

11/07/03     30                        POSSOF CONTRABAND                 UNION C. I.         



Report Date:     07/01/04          JFL

Approved:        07/06/04          EW

Updated:          01/15/08          AEH