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Shooter in Florida ‘Stand Your Ground’ Case Gets 20 Years

November 18, 2019

The Florida man who shot and killed an unarmed black man in a convenience store parking lot, reigniting the debate over the state’s controversial “stand your ground” law, will serve a 20-year prison sentence, a judge ruled Thursday.

Michael Drejka, who was convicted in August of manslaughter for the shooting death of Markeis McGlockton, stared straight ahead and clenched his jaw as Pinellas Pasco Circuit Court Judge Joseph Bulone read the sentence.

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