A man throws popcorn at patron in a movie theater and a man shoots him in front of his wife.
On January 13th, 2014, inside the Grove 16 theater in Wesley Chapel, Florida near Tampa was 43-year-old Chad Oulson and his wife Nicole. In the row behind him was 71-year old Curtis Reeves and his wife Vivian. They were there for the 1:20pm showing of “Lone Survivor’ movie. Chad Oulson texted his two-year-old daughter’s babysitter when Reeves confronted him about using his phone. The movie had not started. The two men started arguing. Surveillance footage from the theater shows Oulson grab 71-year-old Reeves’ popcorn and throw it at him. Reeves then fires a gun, hitting Oulson in the chest, fatally wounding the 43-year-old man and wounding Nicole Oulson ,when a bullet grazed her hand as she attempted to hold her husband back.
It took over eight years to go to trial due to a series of delays
Why is it must see TV?
Curtis Reeves Jr, the suspect, is a retired police officer worked for the Tampa Police department from1973 to 1993 and was a homicide detective and captain. Reeves says he acted out of fear for his life and believed his actions fell under Florida’s controversial “Stand You Ground” law.
Florida’s “stand your ground” law allows residents to use deadly force when they fear death, and is infamous for its role in the trial of George Zimmerman, who killed unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin.
However, in 2017, a judge denied Reeves’ motion to have the charges against him dismissed because of Stand Your Ground. Its assalted popcorn vs a gun. (sorry) Will the Jury, feel sorry for a 79 year old former police officer?
You can find the trial on Court TV and cable outlets
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