Kelley
v.
State

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FIRST DISTRICT COURT OF APPEAL STATE OF FLORIDANov 6, 2018
No. 1D15-1950 (Fla. Dist. Ct. App. Nov. 6, 2018)

No. 1D15-1950

11-06-2018

DONALD VERNON KELLEY, Appellant, v. STATE OF FLORIDA, Appellee.

Andy Thomas, Public Defender, and Courtenay H. Miller, Assistant Public Defender, Tallahassee, for Appellant. Pamela Jo Bondi, Attorney General, Trisha Meggs Pate, Assistant Attorney General, and Michael Schaub, Assistant Attorney General, Tallahassee, for Appellee.


On appeal from the Circuit Court for Okaloosa County.
Michael Flowers, Judge. ON REMAND FROM THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT PER CURIAM.

We previously reversed Appellant's sentences and convictions as to three of his twelve convictions: lewd and lascivious battery and two lewd and lascivious conduct counts. Kelley v. State, 204 So. 3d 37, 37-38 (Fla. 1st DCA 2016). The Florida Supreme Court quashed our decision and remanded for reconsideration in light of its decision in State v. Knighton, 235 So. 3d 312 (Fla. 2018).

In light of Knighton, the trial court correctly rejected Appellant's request for a jury instruction on unnatural and lascivious act. See Knighton, 235 So. 3d at 316-17 (explaining that unnatural must mean something other than an act that would be criminalized under lewd and lascivious statutes).

Accordingly, we AFFIRM Appellant's judgments and sentences on all counts, in all respects. BILBREY, KELSEY, and M.K. THOMAS, JJ., concur.

Not final until disposition of any timely and authorized motion under Fla. R. App. P. 9.330 or 9.331. Andy Thomas, Public Defender, and Courtenay H. Miller, Assistant Public Defender, Tallahassee, for Appellant. Pamela Jo Bondi, Attorney General, Trisha Meggs Pate, Assistant Attorney General, and Michael Schaub, Assistant Attorney General, Tallahassee, for Appellee.