Expert Witnesses Expected to Testify in Penalty Phase

Psychology expert witness Mike Maynard will testify regarding the effect of convicted murderer Blaine Ross during the penalty phase of his trial. Blaine Ross was convicted in Bradenton, Florida, of killing his parents in 2004. Also scheduled to testify is Dr. Frank Wood, of Wake Forest University, an expert witness in schizophrenia.

The same jurors who convicted Ross of killing his parents are now deciding whether to recommend he get life in prison or the death penalty. The final decision rests with the judge.