John Freeman was sentenced to death by the State of Florida for the murder of Leonard Collier during a robbery. According to court documents John Freeman broke into a home and was attempting to rob it when he was encountered by Leonard Collier. The two began to struggle and John Freeman would strike Leonard Collier in the head over a dozen times with his gun causing his death. John Freeman would be arrested, convicted and sentenced to death
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|Name:||FREEMAN, JOHN D|
|Initial Receipt Date:||12/14/1987|
|Current Facility:||UNION C.I.|
|Current Release Date:||DEATH SENTENCE|
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John D. Freeman (Freeman) was convicted of first-degree felony murder for the 1986 killing of Leonard Collier (Collier). Freeman was sentenced to death, and both the conviction and sentence were affirmed on appeal. See Freeman v. State, 563 So.2d 73 (Fla.1990). Collier caught Freeman in the act of burglarizing his home. Freeman claimed that Collier pointed a gun at him and threatened to shoot him to prevent his escape. The two struggled over the gun and fell outside into the front yard. When Freeman obtained possession of the gun, he used the gun to repeatedly strike Collier in the head ten to twelve times. Collier died from the head wounds.