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Fri Aug 10, 2012, 04:08 PM

Fla. Court Denies 'Stand Your Ground' in Fan Fight. [View all]

Source: NYT/AP

A federal immigration agent has lost his "stand-your-ground" appeal in a stabbing at a football game in Florida.

A three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal on Friday rejected the appeal from University of Miami fan Edward Mederos. He is charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, namely, his government-issued knife.

Mederos claimed he acted in self-defense to protect a friend, a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms agent, from a rival fan outside Florida State University's stadium in Tallahassee in 2009.

A trial judge rejected his pretrial claim of immunity under Florida's "stand your ground" law. It lifts the requirement to retreat before using deadly force in self-defense.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/08/10/us/ap-us-stand-your-ground-football-fight.html?hp

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