Mr. Ellerbee was convicted of the first-degree murder of Thomas Dellarco, who was fatally shot in 2006. The jury voted 11-1 to recommend a death sentence and the trial court condemned Mr. Ellerbee to death. This Court upheld his sentence on direct appeal and he filed a post-conviction challenge in the trial court. It was denied and this appeal followed.

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Ralph Wright Jr. v. State, SC14-2410

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