State Attorney Aramis Ayala Files Motion To Stay On Markeith Loyd Case Despite Governor’s Reassignment
By WFTV // March 20, 2017
ABOVE VIDEO: Markeith Loyd back in court on Monday.
ORLANDO, FLORIDA (WFTV) – Murder suspect Markeith Loyd was back in court Monday for the first time since State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced she would not seek the death penalty in his case, or any other during her time in office.
Loyd’s case, however, is in new hands.
State Attorney Brad King, who represents Lake and Marion counties, was also in court Monday.
King is crossing district lines to take over the case, days after Gov. Rick Scott pulled Ayala from the case after she made her death penalty decision.
Scott had asked Ayala to recuse herself, but she refused.
In court Monday, Ayala told the judge she believes the governor overstepped his bounds and she had already turned in a notice to not seek the death penalty against Loyd.
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