14 January 2018 :
The Florida Supreme Court overturns one of Dontae Morris's death sentences because it was imposed by trial judges after juries had reached non-unanimous sentencing recommendations. The court granted (with a 5-2 vote) a new penalty-phase hearings to Morris in the Anderson case. On July 30, 2015 (see) a Hillsborough County jury voted 10-2 for death after convicting Morris, 32, Black, of murdering Derek Anderson, 20, on May 18, 2010. Morris is already serving a life sentence for the May 31, 2010, murder of Rodney Jones. He is also serving two death sentences (see May 30, 2014) for killing police officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab during a traffic stop on June 29, 2010. The jury was unanimous in that case. He is awaiting his last murder trial for the June 8, 2010 death of Harold Wright.