Victims: Allen McKinnon, Xanquila McKinnon
The accused: Shaneka Frederick

Allen_McKinnon

Allen McKinnon

Black male

Age at time: 44

Weapon: unclear

Xanquila_McKinnon

Xanquila McKinnon

Black female

Age at time: 14

Weapon: unclear

 
Frederick

Shaneka Frederick

Black female

Age at time: 33

Weapon: knife

knife

Defendant photo: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office

Case type:
Argument turned violent

Location:
Other Private Property

Initiator:
Unclear

Witnesses:
Unclear

Case year:
2011

Location details: A house near the defendant's home. in Tampa, Hillsborough County, on July 31, 2011

What happened: According to a sheriff's criminal report affidavit, the defendant, Shaneka Frederick, got into a shouting match that culminated with her stabbing two people with a silver pocket knife. The victims were hospitalized. Frederick was charged with two counts of aggravated battery but the sheriff's office provided few details about the case.

The outcome: A motion for immunity based on "stand your ground" was filed on 3/16/2012. The case was dismissed in May.

Investigating agency: Hillsborough County Sheriff

Case decision made by: Prosecutor

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.

Yes No Unclear/
disputed

Did the victim initiate the confrontation?

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Was the victim armed?

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Was the victim committing a crime that led to the confrontation?

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Did the defendant pursue the victim?

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Could the defendant have retreated to avoid the conflict?

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Was the defendant on his or her property?

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Did someone witness the attack?

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Was there physical evidence?

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Source: Hillsborough County Clerk of Court, Aug. 10, 2011.

Source: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, July 31, 2011.

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Case last updated: Aug. 10, 2013