Victims: Brandon Martinez (killed), Jonathan Rodriguez
The accused: Anthony Julien, Peter Julien

Brandon_Martinez

Brandon Martinez

Hispanic male

Age at time: 17

Weapon: gun

gun
Jonathan_Rodriguez

Jonathan Rodriguez

White male

Age at time: 25

Weapon: gun

gun
 
Anthony_Julien

Anthony Julien

Black male

Age at time: 50

Weapon: gun

gun
Peter_Julien

Peter Julien

Black male

Age at time: 57

Weapon: gun

gun

Case type:
Home invasion

Location:
Defendant's Home

Initiator:
Victim

Witnesses:
Yes

Case year:
2009

Location details: Inside the shooters' home in Orlando, Orange County, on Oct. 13, 2009

What happened: Two brothers came home to find intruders in their house. They approached them with guns and when they saw one of the men aiming his own gun, they opened fire. One robber wound up dead and another was wounded. "I could have called 911 and in two days they let him go and they do it again," Anthony Julien was quoted as saying in the Orlando Sentinel after the break-in. "We shot first and then called 911."

The outcome: No charges.

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: Orlando Sentinel, Oct. 15, 2009. Link to original source

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Case last updated: Aug. 10, 2013