Shot After Witnessing His Roommate Being Stabbed

In Hannon v. State, 638 So.2d 39 (Fla. 1994), the Court upheld a finding of HAC (heinous atrocious and cruel) where a man was shot after witnessing his roommate being brutally stabbed. There, the victim witnessed the roommate's death, pled for his own life, ran and hid, only to be found and shot six times. Hannon, 638 So.2d at 43. In Hannon this Court wrote: "Under these circumstances, where the victim undoubtedly suffered great fear and terror prior to being murdered, the trial court did not err in finding [the victim's] murder to be heinous, atrocious, or cruel." Id.