News Worms
News Worms

Judge denies 'stand your ground' defense in movie theater slaying

Judge denies 'stand your ground' defense in movie theater slaying

He claimed he was protected by the "stand your ground" law in Florida which allows citizens to use lethal force if they feel they are in imminent danger of death or significant harm.

The physical evidence contradicts the defendant's version of events.

Reeves apparently instigated the conflict with Oulson over his texting during the previews to a movie, and it went downhill from there.

This matter came before the court during evidentiary hearing upon defendant's motion commencing on February 20, 2017, and heard through March 3, 2017. Reeves is facing a charge of second-degree murder.

More news: Millennials Are Having Sex Less Often

Reeves is free on bond. Reeves and his wife, Vivian, were at the theater to see a matinee of "Lone Survivor".

Some details of the interaction between Reeves and Oulson are in dispute.

Richard Escobar, the attorney for Reeves, did not immediately return a call for comment. Oulson refused, prompting Reeves to seek out theater staff for assistance.

The hearing lasted multiple weeks with multiple witnesses testifying about what they saw during the argument between the men that ended with the shooting death of Oulson, 43. According to the retired police captain, Oulson threw popcorn at him and hit him in the head with a cell phone.

More news: Nineteen killed in fire at Guatemala children's home

Oulson later died in hospital. Oulson was shot in the chest. It in fact suggests that Reeves played a role in both instigating the initial confrontation, and he then re-instigated it after he returned from speaking to the theater manager.

Barthle added: "In addition, common sense and the credible testimony of the medical examiner casts grave doubt on the likelihood of anything hitting the defendant in the eye beneath his glasses in the manner the defendant described". In her order, Barthle said Reeves' "testimony was significantly at odds with the physical evidence and other witness testimony". The defense has said Oulson stood to confront Reeves.

More than 1,100 days have passed since Curtis Reeves shot and killed Chad Oulson in a Wesley Chapel movie theater.

More news: Here's the first official 'Game of Thrones' Season 7 poster


editors' picks

March 11, 2017
Tim Tebow off to rough start with Mets
Tebow is a former University of Florida and National Football League quarterback and Heisman Trophy victor . Two days later, she returned to the property when the Mets had left for an away game, according to police.

March 11, 2017
Volkswagen pleads guilty in emissions-cheating case
A company attorney will likely visit the US District Court in Detroit to formally sign the guilty pleas, according to Reuters . Volkswagen is set to plead guilty tomorrow to three felony counts in the diesel emissions investigation.

March 10, 2017
Exit polls predict Akali Dal-BJP rout in Punjab
News 24-Chanakya and India Today-Axis have predicted massive Modi wave in UP as according to them BJP will clinch 280 plus seats. According to VMR's exit poll predicts as many as 200 seats for the BJP, 120 for the SP-Congress alliance and 64 for the BSP.

March 10, 2017
Vimeo launches 360-degree video, giving VR ways to make money
Integrations with additional VR devices, such as the HTC Vive as Oculus Rift, are expected to be announced later on. Vimeo has introduced 360 videos, following in the rather large footsteps of Facebook and YouTube.

March 10, 2017
Paying for Trump's dubious immigration goals isn't easy (or cheap)
But the outline has drawn bipartisan criticism from lawmakers concerned about cuts to key national security programs. OMB director Mick Mulvaney did not deny the reported cuts on Wednesday in an interview on MSNBC's Morning Joe .

March 10, 2017
Tailored Brands Inc. (TLRD) Is Falling After Wider Than Expected Q4 Loss
Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Insiders have sold a total of 17,026 shares of company stock worth $463,291 over the last three months.

March 10, 2017
Hillary Clinton Debuts Bob At Women's Day Speech
She was on hand to accept the 2017 Champion for Girls Award from the organization. "They inspire me every day". Donald Trump was reborn as Brenda King; Hillary Clinton was transformed into Jonathan Gordon.

March 10, 2017
Police raid marijuana dispensaries across Canada
The court was filled with about a dozen of Emery supporters, advocates of medical marijuana and pot dispensary stakeholders. The four other search warrants were at private residences, two in Toronto, one in Stoney Creek and the other in Vancouver.

March 10, 2017
Brooklyn Nets will honor The Notorious BIG with 'Biggie Night' against Knicks
No, I mean, there's no closure in that sense but we just have to move on and live with the great memories of Big that we have. Peace out to Brooklyn! 'When it comes to the anniversary of the passing of his death , I don't really like to talk about it.

March 10, 2017
Dusseldorf station attack: 'Several injured' after man goes on axe rampage
A number of people were injured on Thursday by at least one person wielding an axe at a train station in Dusseldorf , Germany. Heavily armed special forces evacuated the station, which was cordoned off, while train services were cancelled or rerouted.