Keith_Bailey

Keith Bailey

White male

Age at time: unknown

Weapon: pepper spray

 
Alan_Rice

Alan Rice

White male

Age at time: 26

Weapon: knife

knife

Case type:
argument turned violent

Location:
Private

Initiator not known

Not known

Case year:
2008

Location details: party at a house in Cottondale, Jackson County, on Nov. 30, 2008

What happened: Alan Rice said he was at a party when an altercation broke out and Keith Bailey and another man kicked and pepper-sprayed him. Rice stabbed Bailey 13 times and claimed self-defense under SYG. Rice left the scene and went to the home of a former boss to clean up, later saying he fled without calling police because he had panicked.

The outcome: Rice found guilty at trial.

Case decision made by: jury

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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Case last updated: Aug. 10, 2013