Another Day in Court for Erise Tisdale

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Sergeant-Gary-Morales-Killed in the line of duty

It was another day in court for Erise Tisdale.

After a jury conviction and death penalty recommendation for the murder of St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Sgt. Gary Morales, this case is far from over. After a hearing on Wednesday afternoon, there are still 2 more hearings before Tisdale is placed in a death row cell.

Coming into court in shackles Wednesday, the suit and tie were replaced by a red and white striped jail jumpsuit.

Tisdale shot and killed Morales at point blank range after a traffic stop in 2013. Now prosecutors argue they need to have a psychiatric evaluation done, if the defense plans to use a psychiatrist.

At the hearing on November 17, the defense will argue to only the judge for a lesser sentence than the death penalty.

There’s yet another court date where the judge will then issue Tisdale’s sentence. No date has been set yet.

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