Retired police Captain Curtis Reeves is taking the stand in his stand your ground hearing, which will determine whether he will face a trial for second degree murder. 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. Watch Reeves’ testimony in the player above.
The hearing began last week, featuring testimony from Reeves’ wife and Oulson’s wife, who were both present at the time of the shooting. If the judge rules in Reeves’ favor, he will gain immunity from charges and will not have to stand trial.