Age at time: 43
Lloyd Lee Anderson
Age at time: 54
Location details: In house of defendant and victim in Tampa, Hillsborough County, on Sept. 05, 2011
What happened: James Wray and Lloyd Anderson shared the kitchen of their residence. According to the police report, Wray's stepdaughter said Anderson had yelled at her. When Wray asked Anderson what was wrong, Anderson, with his back facing Wray, began shouting at him. When Wray walked closer and grabbed Anderson's shoulder, Anderson swung at him with a knife and stabbed him in the thumb. Anderson told police he was defending himself.
The outcome: Anderson was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.
Investigating agency: Tampa Police
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: Hillsborough County Clerk of Court, Sept. 5, 2011.
Source: Tampa Police Department, Sept. 5, 2011.
Case last updated: July 3, 2012