Wesley Chapel – It seems the man who shot up a Pasco County movie theater will finally get his hearing. Curtis Reeves Jr. is accused of shooting a man in a movie theater back in 2015, now it seems that his representation is trying to have a hearing by using the ‘stand your ground law.’
Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law is essentially the first such law in 2005, allowing people to stand their ground instead of retreating if they reasonably believe doing so will “prevent death or great bodily harm.”
It will be interesting to see how Reeves’ lawyers will argue this in the scheduled hearing which will take place in February 2017. Reeves lawyers have already come out with this defense last October.
“I think we have a pretty solid stand your ground case,” said Reeves’ attorney, Richard Escobar to the Tampa Bay Times, adding that he plans to file a formal motion within the next few weeks. A five-day hearing has already been scheduled for Jan. 25. Escobar has stated in the past that the victim, Chad Oulson attacked Reeves and that there is video evidence that would prove this.
Reeves is accused of killing Oulson while both were watching a film. There were multiple reports that Oulson was texting during the movie which could have triggered Reeves Jr. to attack.
If Reeves wins he will be found innocent of killing Chad Oulson during a film for texting.
For more information, here’s my take on the situation: