Florida's Governor Was Wrong For Removing First African American State Attorney From High Profile Murder Case
By Jerry Girley, Attorney
Recently the State Attorney Aramis Ayala announced that she was not going to seek the death penalty in the Markeith Loyd prosecution. She also announced that she does not intend to seek the death penalty in any case while she serves as the State Attorney. This announcement triggered a firestorm of criticism and second guessing that ultimately culminated in Governor Scott replacing her as the prosecuting attorney in the Markeith Loyd matter. Reasonable people have voiced their concerns both for and against her decision.