Monday, February 4, 2013
Trevor Dooley was sentenced for fatally shooting a neighbor after an argument at a Valrico park.
Trevor Dooley, the man sentenced to eight years in prison in November for fatally shooting a neighbor, won't return to the Valrico area if released, according to a TBO.com report that quoted his lawyer. Dooley's lawyer reportedly said Dooley has sold his house and his family has moved from the area. The article notes that Dooley on Monday, Feb. 4, went before judge Moody, who sentenced him in January, to ask for bail pending his appeals ruling. Moody reserved ruling on whether to release Dooley on bail or not while he appeals his conviction. Dooley, 71, a former Hillsborough school bus driver was convicted of fatally shooting a father in front of his 8-year-old daughter in a playground at the Twin Lakes community in Valrico. Charged in …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Trevor Dooley is on trial for the shooting death of 41-year-old David James.
Jury selection continues today in the trial of a former school bus driver accused of shooting and killing a Valrico father. Trevor Dooley, 71, is claiming self defense in the shooting death of Twin Lakes subdivision neighbor David James, 41, in September 2010, over a dispute about a skateboarder using a basketball court in the subdivision. According to a Tampa Bay Times report, six jurors and two alternates were chosen yesterday. Another 24 prospective jurors were dismissed because they said they'd heard about the high-profile case. Attorneys expect to choose the remainder of the jury today. Following the shooting death, Dooley's attorney, Ronald Tulin, attempted to convince Hillsborough County Circuit Judge Ashley Moody that Dooley …
Monday, May 14, 2012
A Hillsborough County judge has ruled Valrico's Trevor Dooley cannot use the controversial Florida law as a defense in his manslaughter trial.
A Hillsborough County judge has ruled that a Valrico man cannot use Florida's "stand your ground" law as a defense in the shooting death of his neighbor in 2010, ABC Action News reports. Circuit Judge Ashley Moody denied a motion to use the controversial state law as a defense Monday, the news station reports. Trevor Dooley, 69, said he was protecting himself when he was attacked and choked by David James following a verbal altercation on a Twin Lakes basketball court. Dooley is charged with manslaughter in James’ death. The Stand Your Ground law came to the national spotlight following the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in Sanford last February.
Friday, April 27, 2012
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 …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Trevor Dooley, accused of killing his Valrico neighbor, David James, is using Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law as a defense, and his lawyers have asked that the charges be dismissed.
The lawyers for a Valrico man accused of killing his neighbor have asked a judge to dismiss the manslaughter charge against him, using Florida's "stand your ground" law as a defense, the Tampa Bay Times reports. Trevor Dooley's lawyers say the 2010 death of David James was an act of self-defense and that he should not be held accountable thanks to the controversial law that allows a person to use deadly force to save his own life, even if retreat is possible. Dooley and James had gotten into an argument over skateboarding in their Twin Lakes subdivision. Thursday's legal filing comes at a time when the "stand your ground" law is under intense national scrutiny following the fatal shooting of Sanford teenager Trayvon Martin. Neighborhood …
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Kanina James' husband David was killed in September 2010 in his Twin Lakes neighborhood, and the alleged shooter has claimed self-defense under the "Stand your Ground" law.
A Valrico woman whose husband was shot and killed during an argument about skateboarders says Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law needs to be changed. Kanina James' husband, David, was killed in September 2010 in his Twin Lakes neighborhood, as 10 News WTSP reports. The accused shooter, Trevor Dooley, has claimed self-defense under the "Stand Your Ground" law, which has come under national scrutiny recently following the shooting death of Sanford teenager Trayvon Martin. Arguments are being filed on a motion to dismiss the charges, including manslaughter, against Dooley, 10 News reports. James told the news station she is against the "Stand Your Ground" law and that it is unjust. "It's wrong," James told 10 News. "It's being overused for the…
Friday, February 24, 2012
Trevor Dooley said in court Thursday that he was being attacked and choked when he shot and killed David James in September 2010.
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