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Fla. Supreme Court denies infamous Tampa killer Dontae Morris' appeal

Posted at 12:00 PM, Apr 27, 2017

The Florida Supreme Court denied Dontae Morris' appeal of his first-degree murder conviction and death sentences of the murder of two Tampa Police Department Officers.

Morris was convicted of killing Tampa Police officers David Curtis and Jeffrey Kocab during a 2010 traffic stop.

Morris is also serving a life sentence for the 2010 murder of Rodney Jones and he was also convicted in 2015 for the 2010 murder of Derek Anderson.

Morris shot Anderson in the back while the 20-year-old visited his mom's East Tampa apartment. The alleged motive: Anderson was selling drugs in Morris's "territory." A jury voted 10-2 to recommend executing Morris for Anderson's death.

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