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April 3, 2013
Jason Wheeler v. State of Florida & Jason Wheeler v. Michael Crews, etc.,
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Mr. Wheeler was convicted of the first-degree murder of Deputy Wayne Koester, who was fatally shot when he and two other deputies responded to a call in 2005. The jury voted 10-2 to recommend a death sentence and the trial court condemned Mr. Wheeler to death. This Court upheld his sentence on direct appeal and Mr. Wheeler filed a post-conviction challenge in trial court. It was denied and this appeal followed.