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The “stand your ground” hearing of retired police Captain Curtis Reeves continues on Thursday. Reeves shot and killed Chad Oulson during an altercation at a movie theater three years ago, after Oulson was texting during previews. Reeves claims that he feared for his life after Oulson approached him, and shouldn’t be charged with any crimes due to Florida’s “stand your ground” law which allows deadly force if there is a reasonable fear of mortal danger. The hearing, which began last week, will determine whether Reeves will face a trial for second degree murder or gain immunity. You can watch the hearing in the player above, once court is in session.
On Wednesday, the prosecution began calling witnesses, starting with forensic investigators who took measurements and collected data from the crime scene. Later in the day, the State called Sgt. Alan Hamilton, who was off-duty at the time of the shooting and collected Reeves’ weapon after it happened, as well as Dr. Jon Thogmartin, the examiner who performed Oulson’s autopsy.
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