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The M&M case reminded me to check on this case.

This was a hotly debated case here on GT 6 years ago.

Reeves shot and killed a man in a Tampa movie theatre. He claimed self defense and the court rejected it. Then he appealed hoping that a future Florida Supreme Court ruling could be applied to his self defense claim. It took years for the other appeal to wind its way to the supreme court.

Ultimately, the supreme court ruled and the rejection of his self defense claim was left intact because it could not be applied retroactively.

The judge has set a October 5, 2020 trial and turned down the defense request to extend it farther.

Here is a news report:

With Mr. Reeves' advanced age, even if found guilty, the subsequent appeals may last longer than he does. It's worked so far.
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