The Constitution now provides that the Legislature shall divide the State into appellate court districts and that there shall be a district court of appeal (DCA) serving each district. The purpose of Florida’s District Courts of Appeal is to provide the opportunity for thoughtful review of decisions of lower tribunals by multi-judge panels. District Courts … More CHARLES AJOLOKO vs. STATE OF FLORIDA – Case Docket: 5D16-***
On June 12, 2016, a gunman killed 49 people and injured 53 others inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, United States. He was killed by Orlando police after a three-hour standoff. It was the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in the U.S., and the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people … More MASS MURDERS VS. MASS INCARCERATION
It’s Been Such A Long Time Since I Last Posted about My Son’s Case. I know that an update is long overdue. Life has a way of throwing us “Curve Balls” when they are least expected. Personal and work related issues has spiral me into stress anxiety and depression. These issues coupled with fighting for justice … More It Been Such a LongTime – Since I Last Posted- Update on Charles Ajoloko
The State Attorney’s Office had 20 days to serve a reply to Charles’ Pro Se State Petition for Writ of Habeas Corpus. On the 20th day, the state motioned for an extension of time to file response. Appellate Court granted the state attorney 20 days to reply to the petition. State Attorney ordered to reply by 5/9/2016. The … More State Request Extension of Time to Reply to Petiton for Writ of Habeas Corpus-Granted
I felt the need to post this comment. It is my humble opinion that anonymous is either the detective or the attorney. Her one sentence comment brought up the dog which was not in the pinned post that she commented on. Also, she said that Charles “brought” in the “bandana”. Also, not in pinned post; … More An Anonymous Comment or Is It Someone Connected to the Case?
The Pro Se Petition For Writ of Habeas Corpus filed by Charles Ajoloko has been Granted. Charles and I are very grateful at this first bout of good news. It is truly unbelievable. There is still a long road to go. The state has 20 days to respond to the petition. Then we have 10 … More Petition For Writ of Habeas Corpus Granted
Appellate Counsel was ineffective on direct appeal for raising the questions asked by jurors during deliberation without putting in a claim or argument; for failing to raise that the trial court or trial attorney erred in not requesting a mistrial due to the abundance of questions. *Appellate counsel also failed to argue that the trial … More During Deliberation???
Appellate attorney was ineffective for not requesting a Richardson or evidentiary hearing when the victim went from inability to identify the suspect 0% to 100% ability to identify the petitioner two and a half years later at trial. In the interim, appellate attorney was ineffective for failing to argue that trial counsel was ineffective for … More On the Face of the Record
Appellate Counsel was ineffective for failing to argue that the State constructively amended the information before trial to allow petitioner to be convicted of attempted robbery with a firearm as opposed to attempted robbery with a firearm and mask (the primary charge) in order to allow the tainted identification of the petitioner to be allowed … More Constructive Amendment of Charging Document
Appellate counsel was ineffective for failing to raise that element (2a) of the attempted robbery with a firearm instruction was omitted from the jury instructions constituting fundamental error. The jury instruction in this case resulted in fundamental error because it omitted (2a), the requirement that the jurors find someone stopped or did not stop the … More Missing Element from Jury Instructions
Appellate Attorney was ineffective for not raising the fundamentally flawed verdict forms on direct appeal. On the Verdict Form-(TR -210) for Count 1, the verdict form gave the jury the choice of finding the petitioner guilty of attempted robbery with a firearm, yet the lesser included offenses were robbery with a deadly weapon, robbery with … More Fundamentally Flawed Verdict Form
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL FOR THE FIFTH DISTRICT STATE OF FLORIDA CHARLES AJOLOKO Petitioner, Pro Se VS. DCA Case No: 5D14-368 L.T. Case No: 2011-CF-8401-A-O STATE OF FLORIDA Respondent MOTION FOR RELIEF PURSUANT TO RULE 9.141(d) OF THE FLORIDA RULES OF APPELLATE PROCEDURE, OR IN THE ALTERNATIVE PETITION FOR A … More First Page of Charles’ Petiton
Help. Are these too many grounds and which ones are not worth pursuing? Charles thinks that we will lose our credibility with so many grounds, even if all if them are true. Some say to leave them all in I just do not know. GROUND 1 Appellate Attorney was ineffective for not raising the flawed … More 15 Grounds on 9.141 – Too Many???
Today is my son’s birthday. I cannot believe that he is 25 years old today. When I think of him spending his birthday in prison, I become sick and nauseated. The injustice of it all. Sleep, not forthcoming for me tonight I guess I will be up for quite a long time. I have to … More Charles Ajoloko is 25 years old today
Appellate Counsel was ineffective for failing to raise that the original charges which was attempted robbery with a firearm and mask was amended to attempted robbery with a firearm(removing the mask portion) to allow the victim to say that she could identify her assailant. Petitioner was charged with attempted robbery with a firearm and mask. … More Original Charges Were Amended
Charles Habeas Corpus has not been submitted. It is completed; however, Charles is hesitant in turning it in. He wants to make sure that it is procedurally correct. He goes to his prison law library as much as he can. He talks with the detainees that are suppose to have a little knowledge of the … More One Shot at the Habeas Corpus(9.141)
CLAIM IX Appellate attorney was ineffective for failing to argue that the petitioner’s statement became involuntary once the police made him a promise. Police made promises to the petitioner that they were going to get his stuff back and that attempted robberies were not a big deal. The video interview should have been suppressed TR -(T-180)(456-711) … More Involuntary Statement
We Heard from the Innocence Project. They said that they have not come to a decision yet. They are still deliberating on taking Charles’ case. I guess that’s better than no. They must believe that his case has some merit. They want Charles to send a copy of his pro se Petition for Writ of … More We Heard from the Innocence Project
When is it okay for a prosecutor to encourage a victim to lie on the witness stand? When is it okay for a prosecutor to withhold information that is beneficial to the defense? When is it okay for an attorney to collaborate with the prosecutor at the expense of his client? When did the American … More Stop Stop Wrongful Convictions In Its Early Stages
This post includes excerpts from the trial transcript and original police report. Charles Ajoloko petitions for a writ of habeas corpus alleging ineffective assistance of appellate counsel for failing to present several “arguable” and potentially successful” claims suggested by the record. These included the suggestiveness of both the photo line-ups and in-court identification procedures and … More Suggestiveness of Two Photo Line-ups and in-Court Identification Procedures
The Assistance of Counsel Clause of the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution provides: “In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right…to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defense. The assistance of counsel clause includes five distinct rights: the right to counsel of choice, the right to appointed counsel, the right to … More “The right to counsel is the right to the effective assistance of counsel”
Well, Charles and I are at it again. We need help. We desperately need pro bono help. We are still awaiting confirmation from the Innocence Project. So far, Charles and I have done a Preliminary Statement, Introduction, and Jurisdiction to Entertain Petition and Grant Habeas Corpus. We are now trying to do the Grounds for … More Grounds for Habeas Corpus Relief
JURISDICTION TO ENTERTAIN PETITION AND GRANT HABEAS CORPUS RELIEF This is an original action under Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.l00(a). See Art. l, Sec. 13, Fla. Const. This Court has original jurisdiction pursuant to Florida Rule of Appellate Procedure 9.030(a)(3) and Article V, Section 3(b)(9) of the Florida Constitution. This petition presents constitutional issues … More JURISDICTION TO ENTERTAIN PETITION AND GRANT HABEAS CORPUS RELIEF- Pro-Bono Help Needed
PRELIMINARY STATEMENT Article l, Section 13 of the Florida Constitution provides: “The writ of habeas corpus shall be grantable of right, freely and without cost.” This petition for habeas corpus relief is filed to address substantial claims of error under the Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution and the … More CHARLES’ PRELIMINARY STATEMENT – Not Bad For 2 novices – Still seeking attorney help
Prosecutors are severely restricted by their perpetual relationship with the police. They rely on police effort, cooperation, and good will for the quality of their cases. Prosecutors must guarantee cops that they are on the officers’ side. The prosecutor who is excessively requesting of cops, excessively judgmental, as well “by the book” is regularly scorned … More I Cannot Tell A Lie, I Cannot Identify the Suspect
My previous post talked of my son’s defense attorney not cross-examining the deputy during trial. A Facebook Friend gave the following comment, “There are thousands of possible reasons why it might be good trial strategy not to cross examine a witness.” The defense can try to justify not cross-examining the deputy as trial strategy. But … More Trial Strategy, I Don’t Think So
Caryn E. Johnson, I am calling on you as a social activist and public figure that can help to right a wrong. Caryn Elaine Johnson a.k.a. Whoopi Goldberg, do you remember me? My name is Pamela Lynch, now Ajoloko. My sister’s name was Camille Lynch. Camille attended Holy Cross Catholic High School in New York … More Caryn E. Johnson, a.k.a.Whoopi Goldberg. Do you Remember me? A Terrible Injustice Has Been Done.
Well, this is my son’s first attempt at his Habeas Corpus(with a little help from mom) IN THE SUPREME COURT OF FLORIDA CASE NO. ????-???? Charles Ajoloko, Petitioner v. SECRETARY, FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, STATE OF FLORIDA Respondent. PETITION FOR WRIT OF HABEAS CORPUS No attorney yet These are just layman ideas of my son … More Charles’ Preliminary Toughts on his Habeas Corpus
Hi Jenna, My name is Sadie Murph and I am writing on behalf of my grandson, Charles. Jenna, my grandson graduated A/B honor roll from a Catholic School. He was 3 classes away from a Bachelor’s Degree when he was convicted of attempted robbery with a firearm. Jenna, he did not commit this crime against you. … More Jenna – Please Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide -A Grandma’s Plea
The more money a defendant has, the better the chances of having a dream team defense. Shamefully, $10 or 15 thousand dollars to an attorney is not considered a lot of money. This is why my son and I are thinking of going pro se. What is pro se representation? Pro se representation is when the … More No Money No Justice – Should We Go Pro se?
Hello Friends, Please forgive me. I know a lot of these issues has been in previous posts; however, I was asked to bullet point everything, to the best of my ability as to what I think should have been included in the appeal. I hope that this is understandable and what I am being asked … More Bullet Points On what Charles Ajoloko Felt Should have Been Added to the Appeal
Bill Ponall was my son’s appeal attorney. We started communicating immediately after my son was convicted on 11/20/2013. Bill was referred to me by an attorney, Warren Lindsey. Warren was the 2nd attorney that was previously on my son’s case. However, Warren withdrew from my son’s case due to a conflict of interest. I have always wondered about that. Warren … More Our Appeal Attorney and the Monies Paid
https://nationalcdp.org/ After many months of blogging, in attempt to get my son’s story out, my blog has caught the attention of the National Center For Due Process. I am honored that my son’s plight has piqued their interest. They have explained that they need a few more details and have made suggestions as to what … More The NCDP is looking at Charles Ajoloko’s Case.
Gary Schwartz was my son’s trial attorney. Gary Schwartz, I am calling you out. Gary Schwartz, how does it feel to know that your representation of my son has cost him 12 years of his young life? Gary Schwartz, didn’t you know that your responsibility as my son’s attorney was to do everything within the law … More And the Name of Charles Ajoloko’s Trial Attorney is………….Gary Schwartz
There are so many letters that went to the judge on behalf of Charles; however, this will be the last one that I post as they all have the same theme. In fact, this is also the letter that I read at sentencing. I realize that It is time to follow the advice of Kenneth Abraham, … More A Dear Letter from a Police Officer in Support of Charles Ajoloko. It brought a silence to the courtroom.
I know that my son is innocent of the attempted robbery charges; however, if he was not, how does a system sentence a young man with no prior criminal history to a mandatory 12 years imprisonment. Where is the rehabilitation in that? What will he learn during this imprisonment? Who is benefitting from this imprisonment? … More Who is Charles Ajoloko? ………..Letter From Deacon of H.S. Catholic Church
Throughout this case and at trial, at no time did our attorney mention Charles’ attributes. I do not think that the jurors even knew he was a graduate. Either he was inept or in cahoots with the prosecutor. This wasn’t a high class crime. Why zealously represent the defendant who paying cash? The defense needs … More Another Letter in Support of Charles Ajoloko
The defense lawyer is suppose to present all evidence that rebuts the prosecutor’s arguments. He is suppose to challenges all questionable assertions of facts by the prosecutor to ensure that the high burden of proof is met. He is suppose to challenge procedural errors and seek to have charges dismissed because of unreliable evidence or testimony. He … More The Unethical, Inept, Ineffective Lawyer.
Someone emailed me and asked me to post one of dialogues I had commented on in the previous post. They thought that it looked quite absurd. It is absurd. Well, here it is. It is obvious that the detective coached. It is also apparent that she is not good at lying. She gave two statements. Why? … More Victim wrote two statements. Why???
Things that make you go mmmmmmmmmmmmmm It is obvious that the attorney was working and sharing information with the prosecutor. The attorney was sharing our strategy. One of the depositions in the appeal on record is my copy because it has my notes on it. To assist my son’s attorney, so that they could start right … More Why would my notes be in the appeal on record-official trial transcript?????
The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict. Prosecutorial misconduct occurs when a prosecutor breaks a law or a code of professional ethics in the course of a prosecution.Sometimes, prosecutors find evidence that would tend to exonerate the person they are trying to convict. Because Prosecutors are charged with presenting … More The duty of the prosecutor is to seek justice, not merely to convict.
After my son was convicted, his trial attorney didn’t even ask if Charles could stay home until sentencing. He had been home on bond for almost 3 years but he did not think it necessary to ask the judge if he could remain on bond. After the conviction, I was unable to reach the trial attorney a … More Trial Attorney recommends the appeal firm he went to work for. He really did. Shyster.
Man Exonerated After spending 25 years in jail. Man exonerated after spending 20 years in jail. Woman exonerated after spending 22 years in jail. Please do not let my son spend 10 years in prison before realizing that a mistake was made My son a very talented young man. This is a young man who … More Does my son have to spend 10 years in jail before he is exonerated? Lets break the trend.
The past few days have been very hard for me. I have been dreaming every night about my son. I and trying to understand why this is happening. However, what I are really try to understand is why did our attorney deliberately sabotaged my son’s case. I paid him his required fees. We followed his … More Why Why Why, Oh Lord Why
Dear J.S. I am very sorry for the ordeal that happened to you in April 2011. A robbery attempt is a very scary thing. I am glad that you were not harmed. I am writing you to beg you to allow your conscience to be your kind. A young man’s life is at risk. My … More A message to the victim – Please do the right thing
My son’s case should have never gotten this far. It should have been concluded with the first attorney. She never looked at the incident report or anything. She just wanted the money. She and the prosecutor wanted my son to take a 13 year plea.Why would he take 13 year plea when he didn’t do … More A thought
The prosecutor and police detective worked together. They withheld key evidence that could have helped my son. How can they live with themselves? They outright lied to the judge and jury and got away with it. One of the evidence withheld was the fact that my son’s phone was not used in the area during … More The prosecutor and police detective worked together – See Deposition
Dear Friends, I know that it has been almost 2 weeks since my last post. I promise that from now on, I will post a least every other day. Lord know, I have a lot to talk about. I have been working many hours, approximately 12 hours a day. I run a … More Orlandos Money-Hungry Attorneys disable my Humble Home
Let’s the talk about the trial attorney. We already established that the trial attorney was an imbecile. He buddied up to the prosecutor. He did not present discovery evidence at trial. He did not object to anything at trial. Therefore, he did not preserve any issues for appeal. This is from an attorney whose specialty … More The attorney received a bad review and it wasn’t from me.