Thursday, November 20, 2014

Parole Denied for Florida Deaf Man

Felix Garcia didn't have an interpreter in court when he was convicted for murder at the age of 19. At his parole hearing this week, more than three decades later, his siblings testified they had framed him. But the parole board decided to keep him in prison. Tampa Bay's WFTS-TV has a video report.

1 comment:

Deborah F Titus said...

What kind of state is Florida when the deaf inmate did not have the due process of law in three decades ago? Please ask the Parole Board to clarify their decision or defend their denial since Senor Felix has no special needs accommodation in place during the trial. Could someone please with rather logical and positively aware help the Parole Board to get to the sensible level of Felix's previous conviction status?