WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) — A former Florida cop awaiting trial for attempted murder isn’t taking no for an answer, yet.READ MORE: South Florida Star MMA Fighter Jorge Masvidal Delivers Father’s Day Gifts To 30 Fans
Attorneys for Nouman Raja are appealing a judge’s decision in hopes of getting his charges dismissed before trial.
Raja is accused of unlawfully killing a stranded black motorist.
His attorneys filed an appeal Wednesday arguing that Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer erred when she dismissed Raja’s contention that he’s protected by Florida’s stand your ground law.READ MORE: Royal Caribbean’s Freedom Of The Seas Leaves PortMiami For First Simulated Sailing
Raja, who’s of South Asian descent, is charged with manslaughter for the 2015 death of 31-year-old Corey Jones.
Raja shot Jones alongside a darkened highway where Jones’ SUV broke down. Raja was dressed in plainclothes and driving an unmarked van.
Prosecutors say he never identified himself as an officer, causing Jones to mistake him for a robber and pull a handgun. Jones had a concealed weapons permit.
Feuer agreed, saying Raja was the aggressor so stand your ground wouldn’t apply.MORE NEWS: Fort Lauderdale PD Confirms Driver Accidentally Hit Wilton Manors Pride Parade Participants
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