Jeffrey Hutchinson Murders 4 In Florida

Jeffrey Hutchinson was sentenced to death by the State of Florida for four murders

According to court documents Jeffrey Hutchinson would get into an argument with his girlfriend at a bar. When they would get home Jeffrey would murder her and her three children: Renee Flaherty and her three children, Geoffrey, Amanda and Logan

Jeffrey Hutchinson would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death

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DC Number: 124849
Birth Date: 11/06/1962
Initial Receipt Date: 02/07/2001
Current Facility: UNION C.I.
Current Custody: MAXIMUM
Current Release Date: DEATH SENTENCE

Jeffrey Hutchinson Case

The death sentence for a man convicted of killing his girlfriend and her three children was upheld by the Florida Supreme Court Thursday.

Jeffery Hutchinson, 56, killed his girlfriend, Renee Flaherty and her three children, Geoffrey, Amanda and Logan in Okaloosa County in 1998.

Hutchinson’s attorneys hoped that a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that required juries to unanimously approve the death penalty would be enough to get a new sentencing phase in his case. They also say his previous attorneys were ineffective because they waived his right to a penalty phase with a jury.

But in their ruling, the Florida Supreme Court wrote that strategy decisions by defendants and their attorneys don’t necessarily constitute ineffective counsel. They added that just waiving the right to the penalty phase is not enough to constitute grounds for appeal, otherwise, it would encourage every defendant to waive the penalty phase at trial.

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