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Mont Vernon murder mastermind drops appeal, citing 'personal and moral' reasons
"Mr. Spader indicated to me . that he wished to withdraw his appeal. He indicated that he wished to do so for personal and moral reasons," court-appointed appellate defender Richard E. Samdperil said Friday. He said Spader, 21, did not elaborate.
Samdperil said he filed a motion May 3 to reinstate the Spader's appeal process one week after Hillsborough County Superior Court Judge Gillian L. Abramson resentenced Spader under new guidelines for juvenile murderers set down by the U.S. Supreme Court last year.
Spader, who chose not to attend his April 22 resentencing hearing or have his attorneys present a case on his behalf, was resentenced April 26 to life without parole plus 76 years. This is the same sentence he received after a jury convicted him Nov. 9, 2010, of first-degree murder for hacking Kimberly L. Cates to death and maiming her daughter, Jaimie, then 11, during a pre-dawn bedside ambush and burglary.
"It's pretty unusual that an appeal is withdrawn. I think in Spader's resentencing there was some indication that . he didn't ultimately contest certain things. So I think that is consistent with the fact he chose to withdraw his appeal," the source said.
Spader apologized and asked for forgiveness for the harm he caused not only the Cates family, but also those of his co-defendants and his family.
The state Supreme Court this month upheld accomplice Christopher A. Gribble's convictions on the same charges Spader faced.
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