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‘Stand Your Ground’ Shooter Charged With Manslaughter



Michael Drejka believed he was protected by Florida state’s “Stand Your Ground” law,was charged with manslaughter Monday in last month’s fatal shooting of a 28-year-old father Markeis McGlockton.

McGlockton’s girlfriend Britany Jacobs, who was inside the couple’s car with two of their children, said Drejka confronted her for being parked in a handicapped spot. Video shows McGlockton exiting the store and shoving Drejka to the ground. Drejka pulled out a gun and shot McGlockton as he backed away.

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri originally declined to arrest Michael Drejka in the death of Markeis McGlockton outside a Clearwater convenience store, but State Attorney Bernie McCabe believes there is enough evidence to press charges &  passed the case to prosecutors for a final decision.

“I support the State Attorney’s decision and will have no further comment as the case continues to work its way through the criminal justice system,” Gualtieri stated

The “Stand Your Ground” law allows for people to use deadly force if they believe they are in grave danger. If a suspect uses this defense, prosecutors must prove the law doesn’t apply, according to a change made by the Legislature last year.

“You can’t start a confrontation and kill somebody and say, ‘Oh, I was just standing my ground,'” McGlockton family lawyer Benjamin Crump said during a press conference.

Crump said “it’s about time” that Drejka was arrested. Drejka was being held on $100,000 bail.

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Source : Inside EditionNBC News, NY Daily News