Florida man charged with manslaughter in 'stand your ground' case

Killed Markeis in cold blood:’ Florida man charged with manslaughter in ‘stand your ground’ case

Surveillance footage shows McGlockton walking out of the store and shoving Drejka to the ground.

According to the arrest warrant, viewed by the Times, police noted Mr McGlockton had immediately stepped back "when confronted with the firearm" and turned away from Mr Drejka.

Alleged shooter Michael Drejka, 47, was taken into custody on Monday, the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said in a statement. He later died at a nearby hospital.

Deputies said Drejka - a licensed concealed-carry permit-holder - cooperated with them from the outset.

"Consistent with the decision-making process established under Florida law in this case, the State Attorney conducted his review and chose to charge Drejka with manslaughter", Sheriff Bob Gualtieri said in a news release.

Markeis McGlockton (left, standing) was shot dead by Michael Drejka (kneeling) outside a store following a dispute about a parking spot. His bond had been set at $100,000.

They pointed out that the video shows McGlockton retreating from Drejka after he pushed the man down in an effort to protect Jacobs and his children. "This self-appointed wannabe cop attempted to hide behind "Stand Your Ground" to defend his indefensible actions, but the truth has finally cut through the noise".

McGlockton, 28, shoved Drejka to the ground and then was shot and killed when Drejka, from a sitting position, pulled out a gun he legally owned and opened fire.

Derby Complete Signing of Huddersfield Midfielder Scott Malone on Three-Year Deal
Derby started the second half by creating a glorious chance and once again they spurned it. They moved the ball better, we made mistakes which gave them goals.

The law was changed previous year to put the burden of proof on prosecutors to disprove a stand your ground claim, instead of on the defense to prove one.

Some social activists suggested race played a role in the sheriff's decision - McGlockton is black and Drejka is white - but Gulatieri vehemently denied those accusations.

As of noon, Drejka was being booked into the Pinellas County Jail.

The news release included a statement from the sheriff supporting the arrest.

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri declined to press charges against Drejka, saying, "I didn't make the law, and I do not do what people want because of outrage. I have full faith that this truth will prevail to punish this cold-blooded killer who angrily created the altercation that led to Markeis' needless death", Crump continued.

Zimmerman said he thought Martin might be a burglar casing homes. "We will continue to fight until justice is brought for the family of Markeis McGlockton".

Mr McGlockton's family said in a statement that the arrest was "a small measure of comfort in our time of profound mourning", U.S. media reported.

"This is a big step forward in the direction of justice, not only for Markeis' family but also for society as a whole", Rayner said in a statement. The charge seems appropriate given what we know about the facts of the case.

Related News:

  • Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Manchester City

    Injuries, suspensions and line-up vs Manchester City

    Liverpool undoubtedly look like a stronger side, but have they done enough to close the 25-point gap between themselves and City? Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says he is relaxed about his team being Premier League title favourites once again.
    Mexico’s economy minister upbeat on NAFTA progress

    Mexico’s economy minister upbeat on NAFTA progress

    Trump has often threatened to withdraw from the three-way pact unless US -proposed changes to the existing terms are accepted. Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has earlier talked of a "new relationship" with the United States.
    Pakistani lawmakers to elect next PM on Aug. 18

    Pakistani lawmakers to elect next PM on Aug. 18

    The 65-year-old cricketer-turned-politician had contested from five constituencies and had won from all of them. He further claimed that his party has the support of 180 members in National Assembly.
  • Turkey's central bank tries to curb lira fall

    Turkey's central bank tries to curb lira fall

    Oil prices edged lower, with Brent crude off 11 cents at $72.72 a barrel and USA crude as much as 30 cents lower at $67.33. The pressure spread across emerging-market assets and the South African rand hit the lowest since June 2016.
    ‘Grieving’ killer whale carries around deceased calf’s body for 17 days

    ‘Grieving’ killer whale carries around deceased calf’s body for 17 days

    Exacerbating the problem is that orcas do not have babies often or in large numbers, and when they do, it is a long process. There hasn't been a successful birth among the southern resident killer whales in three years.
    Sevilla threaten to pull out of Spanish Super Cup tie

    Sevilla threaten to pull out of Spanish Super Cup tie

    However, Barcelona struck just before half-time after a free-kick by Messi hit the post before Gerard Pique converted the rebound. Sevilla qualified for the match as last season's Copa del Rey runners-up, after Barcelona won the league and cup double.
  • Nadal ends Tsitsipas’ Toronto run on Greek’s 20th birthday

    Nadal ends Tsitsipas’ Toronto run on Greek’s 20th birthday

    Rafael Nadal shared a brilliant moment with a young fan that left him cracking up before the Rogers Cup final. The Greek youngster, who turned 20 on Sunday, appeared flummoxed at times and never really found his rhythm.

    The sweet gift Meghan Markle has already saved for her future daughter

    Ever since Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's May 19 wedding, baby buzz has been in full-swing for the couple. I think she will be going as soon as possible.
    Trump vows to double steel and aluminum tariffs on Turkey

    Trump vows to double steel and aluminum tariffs on Turkey

    The lira hit a record low of 6.24 per dollar on Friday, before recovering to 5.96, down more than 7 per cent on the day. Trump tweeted on Friday that he would be doubling existing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Turkey.
  • Jurgen Klopp not surprised by Naby Keita's impressive debut

    Jurgen Klopp not surprised by Naby Keita's impressive debut

    And after the first round of games, Liverpool sit top of the table, sending a clear message of intent to City. Since the inclusion of the German, Jurgen Klopp , the club has seen an increase in nearly everything.
    Tesla CEO Musk accused of defrauding shareholders, sued by investors

    Tesla CEO Musk accused of defrauding shareholders, sued by investors

    Late Friday Musk mocked short investors in a series of tweets, suggesting his antipathy toward them hasn't dimmed. Others, however, stayed silent as they have yet to see more detailed financial evidence from Musk.
    Tiger Woods show suggests bright future for champion Brooks Koepka

    Tiger Woods show suggests bright future for champion Brooks Koepka

    It will be impossible to overlook him now, not with the Wanamaker Trophy to go with his back-to-back U.S. I would have laughed at you and told you there was no way, no chance, and to do it is really incredible.


Most liked

Trade Talks with Mexico Going Well; Canada Should Wait
The President-elect appears to have struck a rapport with Trump after promising to improve Mexico's economy and security when he takes office in December.

Kevin and Keelan Harvick win Consumers Energy 400
Kevin Harvick continues to dominate the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series , and he's doing it with company by his side. His season win total (seven) is already a single season career high - with 13 races still remaining on the calendar.

Ronaldo scores in Juventus v Juventus B match
That's a great sign for Juve . "I know Real Madrid well and all that counts, even for Florentino Perez, is the club". With the superstar's move to Juventus , the Italian giants will look to extend their dominance to Champions League.

Deflategate Part 2: NFL Investigating Steelers Use of Deflated Balls in Preseason
Less than 12 hours later, the NFL sent a memo to reporters at the league owned network that basically said, "nothing to see here". There was optimism surrounding the move, with Oakland coach Jon Gruden lauding the quarterback back in his ESPN days.

Canadian Muslims Worry after Saudi-Canada Spat Led to Cancellations of Flights
State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert speaks during a briefing at the State Department in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017.

Omarosa claims she heard Trump N-word tape after book's publication
She said she recorded the meeting, which occurred in the Situation Room, because she was feeling threatened. Manigault said that since this was her first conversation with Kelly, she'd like to ask some questions.

Intel's new Core i9-9900K: 8C/16T with all-core 4.7GHz boost
They'll be based on improvements to the existing 14nm process which allows the chip-maker to step up its game once again. It would clock in at 3.6 Ghz and could be boosted up to 4.6 Ghz with all cores running or 4.9 Ghz.

Spurs open campaign with win over Newcastle
Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino was full of praise for Harry Kane even though he failed to get on the scoresheet in a 2-1 win at Newcastle United .

EPL: Manchester City and Liverpool off to cracking starts
They do not have that searing turn of speed that is needed to really threaten Premier League defences. Sunday's other game was a goalless draw between Southampton and Europa League contestants Burnley.

Unai Emery Reveals Why He Didn’t Start Bernd Leno Today
Raheem has this special relationship with English football, but he is so loved in the locker room. But, in the end, the agents may not have agreements and that may not happen.

Brooks Koepka holds off Tiger Woods for PGA Championship
Brooks Koepka shot 4-under 66 to finish at 16-under 264. "I just don't think I hit it hard enough, and that's a shame. His ball ended up in a gnarly tuft of rough and he was unable to advance the ball to the green and save par.

This Indian politician to attend Imran Khan’s swearing-in ceremony
The two parties have made a decision to field joint candidates for posts of speaker, deputy speaker and prime minister. The Punjab government on Saturday also said in a statement that Sidhu has been invited for the swearing-in ceremony.

UMd. head coach placed on leave
August 11, 2018: Maryland announces Durkin has been placed on administrative leave pending an external review. Durkin, who served under Muschamp from 2011-2014 at Florida, is now the head coach of the Terrapins.

Here's how and when to watch the Perseid meteor shower
To make the best of the meteors, observers should avoid built-up areas and try to find an unobstructed view to the east. Others are brighter and can appear to sail across our sky for several seconds, leaving a glowing smoke trail.

Betts caps off MLB's 1st cycle of season with 9th-inning HR
A fan in the left field seats caught two home runs balls, snagging Martinez's drive in the fifth and Grichuk's in the sixth. Boston , which owns the best record in the major leagues at 81-34, has won 12 of 15 meetings with Toronto this season.