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February 8, 2012
Amos Augustus Williams v. State of Florida
Mr. Williams was convicted of attempted second-degree murder in an attack on Samantha Lindsay, who suffered several serious stab wounds. He appealed, arguing the jury was given improper instructions for attempted voluntary manslaughter resulting in fundamental error. The Fourth District Court of Appeal rejected that argument, certified a conflict with the First District Court of Appeal and asked this Court to review the issue as one of great public importance.