Bolin
v.
State

Not overruled or negatively treated on appealinfoCoverage
Supreme Court of Florida.Sep 18, 2015
177 So. 3d 1263 (Fla. 2015)
177 So. 3d 12632015 WL 5511523

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  • Bolin v. State

    …This Court affirmed the denial of Bolin's motion for postconviction DNA testing. Bolin v. State, No.…

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No. SC15–213.

09-18-2015

Oscar Ray BOLIN, Jr., Appellant v. STATE of Florida, Appellee.


Opinion

Oscar Ray Bolin, Jr., a prisoner under the sentence of death, appeals from the circuit court's summary denial of his motion for postconviction DNA testing under Florida Rule of Criminal Procedure 3.853. We previously affirmed Bolin's conviction and sentence of death. Bolin v. State, 869 So.2d 1196, 1198 (Fla.2004). We affirmed the denial of his initial motion for postconviction relief and denied his petition for writ of habeas corpus. Bolin v. State, 41 So.3d 151 (Fla.2010).

In his appeal, Bolin alleges that an Ohio inmate confessed to the murder for which he was convicted in this case. The circuit court granted an evidentiary hearing, but the inmate, Steven Kassler, committed suicide before the hearing took place. Thereafter, Bolin filed a motion for postconviction DNA testing requesting that evidence in his case be compared to the Kassler's DNA profile. The circuit court summarily denied Bolin's motion. Because Bolin has failed to establish any likelihood of a different result, we affirm the postconviction court's summary denial of relief.

LABARGA, C.J., and PARIENTE, LEWIS, QUINCE, CANADY, POLSTON, and PERRY, JJ., concur.