Interesting, I can't remember but I think in Florida you can only back ground check for 5 years. Don't really remember. Last crime was in 2002 and released from prison in 2016. Would the release show up in back ground check?
Regardless I think if he is found guilty at this time he is a 3 time felon and he should get the death penalty, but our penal system is so unjust to victims he will probably be out by Memorial Day.
May be more to this story time will see.