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November 8, 2012
Rafael Matarranz v. State of Florida
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Mr. Matarranz was convicted of burglary and murder. At his trial, the judge rejected a request from his attorneys to exclude a potential juror who questioned whether she could be unbiased because of childhood memories of being a victim of burglary. The Third District Court of Appeal upheld the trial court. Mr. Matarranz asked this Court to review the case.