Victim: Tyler Jean Inglis
The accused: George Michael Peffly

Tyler Jean_Inglis

Tyler Jean Inglis

White male

Age at time: 20

Weapon: unarmed

 
George Michael_Peffly

George Michael Peffly

White male

Age at time: 36

Weapon: knife

knife

Case type:
Argument turned violent

Location:
Defendant's Home

Initiator:
Unclear

Witnesses:
Yes

Case year:
2010

Location details: In the defendant's home in St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, on Sept. 27, 2010

What happened: George Peffly and Tyler Inglis began arguing inside Peffly's home. According to police report, Peffly pushed Inglis onto a couch and held him down by his throat. He then pushed him out of the house onto a small porch and stabbed him twice. Peffly said Inglis had attacked him with his fists so he cut him because he feared for his life. Peffly's girlfriend, who is also the victim's sister, supported Inglis' version of events.

The outcome: Peffly was charged with aggravated battery but judge granted immunity motion

Investigating agency: St. Petersburg Police

Case decision made by: Judge

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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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Case last updated: Aug. 10, 2013