Dontae Morris was sentenced to death by the State of Florida for five murders including the deaths of two police officers. According to court documents Dontae Morris would shoot and kill three people in the Tampa Bay area over a month period, 21-year-old Derek Anderson, 42-year-old Rodney Jones and 25-year-old Harold Wright. When two police officers attempted to arrest Dontae Morris he would shoot and kill police officers Jeffrey Kocab and David Curtis. Dontae Morris would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death.
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Dontae Morris will be sentenced to life in prison for the 2010 murder of Derek Anderson, but will remain on death row for killing two Tampa police officers.
In court Friday, Assistant State Attorney Scott Harmon announced that the state will allow Morris to be re-sentenced to life in prison for the Anderson murder. The move comes after a recent Florida Supreme Court decision which concluded that death sentences cannot be reinstated in cases where a jury was not unanimous.
A jury voted 10-2 in favor of the death penalty for Morris in his 2015 trial for the Anderson murder. A separate jury in 2014 voted 12-0 to give Morris death for killing Officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab