About the cases

The Tampa Bay Times used media reports, court records and interviews with prosecutors and attorneys to identify more than 200 “stand your ground” cases across Florida. The list, though incomplete, is the most comprehensive in the state and likely includes most fatal cases.

The Times asked questions about each conflict: Who was armed? Who started the fight? It also recorded the race, age and sex of those involved and the case outcome. Hispanics often are listed as white or black because many police agencies record only race, not ethnicity.

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Those who stood, those who survived: nonfatal cases

Critics say "stand your ground" turned Florida into the Wild West. Supporters say it has helped keep innocents out of jail. The truth of how the law has been used over the past six years was unknown until now.

What follows is the most comprehensive list of "stand your ground" cases ever created. Browse by victim or defendant, by fatal or nonfatal cases. Hover over a photo to explore the basics of each case or click it for a more detailed case file. Use the buttons at right to filter by race, sex and location.

Breakdown of case outcomes

30 convicted
60 justified
10 pending

The accused in nonfatal assaults, by age

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Defendant

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Jones

Madelyn A. Aaron

Aaron

Matthew Alfonso Garcia

Garcia

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Hill

Jessie Allen Loy

Loy

Joshua Ott

Ott

Ricardo Velasquez

Velasquez

Daniel Martinez

Martinez

Xavious McCray

McCray

Joshua Allen Simons

Simons

Brandon Ward

Ward

Jefferson Davis

Davis

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Marcoux

Shawn Aaron Penn

Penn

Daniel Dreyer

Dreyer

Matthew Selezan

Selezan

Josephine Rebecca Smith

Smith

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Suarez

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Ali

Joseph Pupello

Pupello

Nicholas David Bowers

Bowers

Tyrone Anthony Jackson

Jackson

Richard "Ricky" Kelly

Kelly

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Wilson

Craig Auclair

Auclair

Brian Edward Clark

Clark

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Crockett

Derral Hamilton

Hamilton

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Jones

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Serrano

Andrae Everton Absalom

Absalom

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Catalan-Flores

Harold McDaniel

McDaniel

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Rice

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Mederos

Anthony John Skaggs

Skaggs

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Caamano

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Crosky

Louis Lanni

Lanni

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McCullough

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Jones

Eric Yarnell Reed

Reed

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Smith

Reynold Dabydeen

Dabydeen

Daniel John Metevier

Metevier

Marissa Alexander

Alexander

Clayton Towne

Towne

Brian Boardway

Boardway

Latravis Curry

Curry

Ehmanuel DeJesus

DeJesus

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Hernandez

Manuel Molina

Molina

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Schultz

Gregory Allan Stewart

Stewart

Shaneka Frederick

Frederick

Sonya Maret

Maret

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Graham

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Hansberry

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Rollins

Lavelton Williams

Williams

James Allen McNamara

McNamara

Jeffrey Pass

Pass

Walter Bishop Harvey

Harvey

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Peffly

John David Falwell

Falwell

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Flanning

Christopher M. Phillips

Phillips

Terald Redding

Redding

William Hyatt Stieh

Stieh

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Freeman

Bartholomew Letthand

Letthand

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Doerr

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Parello

Christopher Paul Pink

Pink

Ernesto Che Vino

Vino

Willie Charles Anderson

Anderson

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House

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McCummisky

Don Madak

Madak

Norman Borden

Borden

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Lovvorn

John Charles Gray

Gray

Kevin Hallman

Hallman

Charles Wesley Hammonds

Hammonds

Craig Morris

Morris

Patrick Albert Smith

Smith

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Schiefer

Carey Anthony Baccus

Baccus

Thomas Barker

Barker

Jeffrey Lew

Lew

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Plath

Johnny Mason Davis

Davis

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Tory

Julio Cruz

Cruz

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Labidou

Clarence Dennis

Dennis

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Julien

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Landa

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Strollo

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Jock

Charles Regan Markham

Markham

Lloyd Lee Anderson

Anderson

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Firby

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Julien

Zackery Peterson

Peterson

Jerome Anthony Thomas

Thomas

Jay Scott Sexton

Sexton

Andrew Schecter

Schecter

Harold Govoni

Govoni

David J. Heckman

Heckman

Anthony Boglino

Boglino

Margaret Johnson-Burton

Johnson-Burton

Ledor J. Legene

Legene

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Watson

 

Page last updated: Aug. 13, 2013