JOHN RICHARDS v. STATE OF FLORIDA

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Supreme Court of Florida.

JOHN R. RICHARDS, Petitioner, v. STATE OF FLORIDA, Respondent.

No. SC14-184

Decided: March 01, 2018

Howard L. “Rex” Dimmig, II, Public Defender, and William L. Sharwell, Assistant Public Defender, Tenth Judicial Circuit, Bartow, Florida, for Petitioner Pamela Jo Bondi, Attorney General, Tallahassee, Florida, John Klawikofsky, Chief Assistant Attorney General, and Cerese Crawford Taylor, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Tampa, Florida, for Respondent

We initially accepted jurisdiction to review the decision of the Second District Court of Appeal in Richards v. State, 128 So. 3d 959 (Fla. 2d DCA 2013), on grounds of express and direct conflict with this Court's decision in Williams v. State, 123 So. 3d 23 (Fla. 2013). See art. V, § 3(b)(3), Fla. Const. Having considered the Second District's opinion and the briefs of the parties, upon further review, we have determined that we should exercise our discretion and discharge jurisdiction. Accordingly, we hereby dismiss review.

It is so ordered.

PER CURIAM.

LABARGA, C.J., and PARIENTE, LEWIS, QUINCE, POLSTON, and LAWSON, JJ., concur. CANADY, J., concurs in result.

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