OCCAOnline Rules of the Court of Criminal Appeals

(Updated 9/3/1998 in accordance with 1998 OK CR 48)


Form 13.12 Report of Trial Judge in Capital Felony-(Revised Effective 1 September 1998)

[To be completed by Trial Judge, or completed form reviewed, on the record at time of formal sentencing and filed of record in the case pursuant to 21 O.S.1991 701.13(A)]

IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF ________________ COUNTY
THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA

THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA,

                    Plaintiff,

vs.

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                    Defendant.

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Case No. ______________

CAPITAL FELONY
REPORT OF THE TRIAL JUDGE

A. Data Concerning the Defendant

A separate report must be submitted for each defendant sentenced to death.

1. Name _____________________________________________________________________
                Last                      First                               Middle

2. Date of Birth _______________________________
                          Mo.          Day          Yr.

3. Social Security Number ______________________________________

4. Sex:

[ ] M
[ ] F

 

 

B. Representation of Defendant*

1. Date counsel secured: ________________________________________

2. How was counsel secured?

[ ] Retained by defendant
[ ] Appointed by court

3. If counsel was appointed by court was it because:

[ ] Defendant unable to afford counsel?
[ ] Defendant refused to secure counsel?
[ ] Other (explain) ______________________________________________________

 

4. How many years has counsel practiced law?

[ ] 0 to 5
[ ] 5 to 10
[ ] over 10

5. What is the nature of counsel's practice?

[ ] Mostly civil
[ ] General
[ ] Mostly criminal

6. Did the same counsel serve throughout the trial?

[ ] Yes [ ] No

7. If not, explain in detail ____________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

8. Trial Court comments regarding defense counsel's representation: __________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________

* If more than one counsel served, answer the above questions as to each counsel and attach to this report.

C. General Considerations

1. Was race raised by the defense as an issue in the trial?

[ ] Yes [ ] No

If yes, explain: ___________________________________

2. Did race otherwise appear as an issue in the trial?

[ ] Yes [ ] No

If yes, explain: ___________________________________

3. What percentage of the population of your county is the same race as the defendant?

[ ] Under 10%
[ ] 10 to 25%
[ ] 25 to 50%
[ ] 50 to 75%
[ ] 75 to 90%
[ ] Over 90%

 

4. Were members of defendant's race represented on the jury?

[ ] Yes [ ] No

5. Was there extensive publicity in the community concerning this case?

[ ] Yes [ ] No

If yes, explain: ___________________________________

D. Trial Judge's Comments on Appropriateness of Sentence

1. Is there anything in the pretrial proceedings, the trial, or the sentencing which would cause you to question the appropriateness of the death sentence being imposed on this case? _________________________________________________
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2. If you question the appropriateness of the death sentence in this case, what would be your recommendation as to sentence?_______________________________
______________________________________________________________________________
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This report was submitted to the defendant's counsel for such comments as he desired to make concerning the factual accuracy of the report, and

[ ] His comments are attached.
[ ] He stated he had no comments
[ ] He has not responded

_______________________ ____________________________________________________
Date                                  JUDGE, District Court, _____________________County


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