We have the latest development in the national joke known as “Stand Your Ground” gun laws. The murderous jerk who killed a man in a Tampa theater yesterday because he wouldn’t stop texting may be planning to use a “stand your ground” defense.
Curtis Reeves, Jr., a retired police captain says he feared for his life after the victim ‘assaulted’ him with a bag of movie popcorn.
Reeves told Pasco County sheriff’s deputies Monday that Oulson stood up and struck him in the face with an unknown object when they were arguing inside a Wesley Chapel movie theater during previews. Reeves said he was “in fear of being attacked,” according to an arrest affidavit.
Right away, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office realized Stand Your Ground could come into play later in court.
Sheriff Chris Nocco said Tuesday his deputies investigated the issue and do not believe it is a viable defense in this case.