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Date of Issue: May 27, 2009

Koenigs documents filed in appeal

The Florida Second District Court of Appeals received five volumes of documents related to the prosecution and conviction of Mark Koenigs.

A jury in August 2008 convicted Koenigs of Bradenton Beach for shooting Island businesswoman Sue Normand and threatening to shoot two law enforcement officers trying to arrest him on the Gulf shore. He was convicted of one count of aggravated battery with a firearm and two counts of aggravated assault on law enforcement.

In November 2008, Manatee County Circuit Court Judge Diana Moreland sentenced Koenigs to 40 years in prison.

Soon after the sentencing, Koenigs’ defense attorney, public defender Peter Belmont, announced plans to appeal the conviction.

That process moves slowly.

Belmont filed the notice to appeal in December 2008 and transcripts from Koenigs’ trial were filed in January.

Most recently, the case documents from the trial court were delivered to the appeals court.

Koenigs’ current prison release date is Dec. 21, 2046.