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Fri Aug 23, 2019, 11:37 PM

Florida man found guilty of manslaughter in parking lot shooting that led to Stand Your Ground trial

Source: CNN

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"Michael Drejka, who fatally shot an unarmed man, Markeis McGlockton, last summer in Florida during a dispute over a handicapped-accessible parking spot, was found guilty of manslaughter Friday night.

The judge set the sentencing date for October 10. Drejka faces up to 30 years in prison.

Drejka, who didn't take the witness stand, tried unsuccessfully to use Florida's "stand your ground' law as a defense for justifiable homicide. The case renewed a nationwide debate on the controversial law.

Jury deliberations lasted about six hours, with a brief pause around 9:30 p.m. when jurors sought clarification on the instructions for deciding guilt or innocence."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/23/us/florida-trial-michael-drejka/index.html

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Reply Florida man found guilty of manslaughter in parking lot shooting that led to Stand Your Ground trial (Original post)
Scurrilous Aug 23 OP
flvegan Aug 23 #1
Skittles Aug 24 #2
padah513 Aug 24 #8
Judi Lynn Aug 24 #3
Scurrilous Aug 24 #4
Sancho Aug 24 #5
NBachers Aug 24 #6
bucolic_frolic Aug 24 #7
oldsoftie Aug 24 #9
dalton99a Aug 24 #10
Video Drone Aug 24 #11
OneCrazyDiamond Aug 24 #12
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 24 #13
Aristus Aug 24 #14

Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Fri Aug 23, 2019, 11:39 PM

1. I called this 20 seconds after seeing the video.

Know the rules, people.

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 12:21 AM

2. he went looking for trouble and he found it

minus the gun, this would have been a fistfight

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Response to Skittles (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 07:16 AM

8. Without the gun things probably wouldn't have escalated even that far

He's another Zimmerman.

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 12:23 AM

3. I was afraid he would win, because Florida. Thank you, so much. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 12:53 AM

4. ...

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 04:24 AM

5. If there had been video....

Travon Martin and others would also have resulted in manslaughter convictions .

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Response to Sancho (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 05:10 AM

6. Yes, I found myself wishing that the George Zimmerman prosecution had ended this way, at least.

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 06:59 AM

7. If you're going to stand your ground, make sure it's YOUR ground

Disputing a fungible publicly accessible space is a far stretch for the law.

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 09:15 AM

9. Shows how important Video evidence is. Correct verdict.

ETA: Prosecution was smart to NOT go for murder and instead the easier to convict manslaughter.

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 09:32 AM

10. About damn time

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 10:00 AM

11. Good News...out of.....Florida

 

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 11:51 AM

12. Good. N/T

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 12:47 PM

13. Lock him up!!!!!!

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Response to Scurrilous (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 02:25 PM

14. If this conviction doesn't help get 'Stand Your Ground' laws repealed,

I hope it will at least discourage other trigger-happy gun-fucks from looking for trouble in hopes of getting away with murder...

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