Age at time: 16
Age at time: 14
Location details: School bus stop in Golden Gate Estates, Collier County, on Jan. 24, 2011
What happened: Jorge Saavedra, 14, fatally stabbed Dylan Nuno, 16, at a school bus stop. Saavedra had gotten off the bus early trying to avoid a fight. Testimony showed that Saavedra, who claimed Nuno bullied him and teased him about his learning disabilities, was trying to get away from Nuno and a group of his friends when he was punched in the back of the head. Witnesses said he continued to try to get away. But soon he took out a pocketknife and stabbed Nuno 12 times. One of the thrusts nicked Nuno's heart. Both boys were students at Palmetto Ridge High School.
The outcome: The judge granted immunity under "stand your ground." "The defendant was in a place where he had a right to be and was not acting unlawfully," Collier County Circuit Judge Lauren Brodie wrote. "He had more than enough reason to believe he was in danger of death or great bodily harm."
Investigating agency: Collier County Sheriff
Case decision made by: Judge
Trayvon Martin’s death became controversial because circumstances leading up to the shooting cast doubt on who was to blame. The Tampa Bay Times reviewed other “stand your ground” cases for similar circumstances. The Times relied on available information, some of which may not tell the whole story. When the situation was unclear, that was noted.
Did the victim initiate the confrontation?
Was the victim armed?
Was the victim committing a crime that led to the confrontation?
Did the defendant pursue the victim?
Could the defendant have retreated to avoid the conflict?
Was the defendant on his or her property?
Did someone witness the attack?
Was there physical evidence?
Source: Collier County Circuit Court, Juvenile Division report, Dec. 30, 2011.
Source: Fort Myers News-Press, Jan. 25, 2011. Link to original source
Source: Fort Myers News-Press, Dec. 7, 2011. Link to original source
Source: Fort Myers News-Press, Jan. 4, 2012. Link to original source
Source: Fort Myers News-Press, Feb. 6, 2012.
Source: Naples Daily News, Jan. 25, 2011. Link to original source
Source: Naples Daily News, Jan. 7, 2012. Link to original source
Case last updated: July 3, 2012