Prosecutors: 'Stand Your Ground' Shouldn't Apply in Twin Lakes Killing
Prosecutors have offered three witnesses who refute Trevor Dooley's version of the 2010 fatal shooting of neighbor David James, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
Prosecutors say Florida's "stand your ground law" shouldn't apply in the case of a Valrico man accused of shooting his neighbor to death on a basketball court in 2010.
The State Attorney's Office said in written arguments Tuesday that if anything, the controversial law should apply to David James, the victim, and not Trevor Dooley, his then 69-year-old neighbor in Twin Lakes, the Tampa Bay Times reports.
"Prosecutors have offered three witnesses who refute Dooley's version of the shooting," the Times reports.
Dooley, now 71, has filed a motion to dismiss a manslaughter charge, with his defense team arguing he shot James in self defense and should be protected under the same "stand your ground" law brought to national prominence in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.
A hearing on the motion for dismissal is scheduled for May 17.
Read more about the case in the Times' report.