Defense: Quadruple Murderer Got Inadequate Representation
The Florida Supreme Court is deliberating whether Nelson Serrano received inadequate counsel at trial. A jury convicted him on four counts of murder in 2006.
Serrano’s lawyer says the state included guns as evidence that weren’t used in the murder and the previous attorney should’ve objected. Assistant Attorney General Stephen Ake says that isn’t true.
“This court addressed this issue on direct appeal and said that the firearm evidence was in fact relevant to show that Serrano was familiar with the murder weapon that was used and even if there was an error it was harmless,” Ake explains.
The victims were murdered with .22 caliber bullets, and a search warrant turned up seven guns using that kind of ammunition at Serrano’s home.