‘Stand Your Ground’ trial, man found guilty (ASL – 8.24.19)
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A Florida jury has found Michael Drejka guilty of manslaughter.
Drejka was on trial for killing Markeis McGlockton outside a convenience store in Florida last summer.
Drejka told police he fired in self-defense after McGlockton shoved and ran at him.
McGlockton was unarmed.
Drejka tried to use Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law as a defense for justifiable homicide.
But surveillance video contradicted his story.
It showed McGlockton taking several steps away from Drejka in the moments before the fatal shot.
Drejka’s sentencing date has been set for October 10.
He faces up to 30 years in prison.
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