CHARLES HAROLD PARKER, Appellant, v. STATE OF FLORIDA, Appellee.
Case No. 2D06-5134
COURT OF APPEAL OF FLORIDA, SECOND DISTRICT
May 2, 2008, Opinion Filed
NOT FINAL UNTIL TIME EXPIRES TO FILE REHEARING MOTION AND, IF FILED, DETERMINED
PRIOR HISTORY: [*1]
Appeal from the Circuit Court for Pinellas County; R. Timothy Peters, Judge.
COUNSEL: James Marion Moorman, Public Defender, and Timothy J. Ferreri, Assistant Public Defender, Bartow, for Appellant.
Bill McCollum, Attorney General, Tallahassee, and Helene S. Parnes, Assistant Attorney General, Tampa, for Appellee.
JUDGES: KELLY, Judge. FULMER and CASANUEVA, JJ., Concur.
OPINION BY: KELLY
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