New ‘Stand Your Ground’ Hearing Rejected In Shooting CaseA South Florida appeals court Wednesday rejected arguments that a man convicted of manslaughter should receive a new hearing under the state’s “stand your ground” self-defense law.
Defense Begins Case In Loud Music Killing Trial A private forensics expert testified for the defense on Monday that a rear passenger door of an SUV was likely open when a man fired into the vehicle during an argument over loud music, killing one of the teen passengers.
Gov. Scott Signs "Warning Shot" BillWith the stroke of a pen Governor Rick Scott has significantly changed the state's self defense laws.
Trayvon Martin's Mom: Clarify Stand Your Ground Laws WASHINGTON (CBSMiami/AP) —Sybrina Fulton, the mother of South Florida teen Trayvon Martin, spoke to a Senate panel Tuesday in Washington urging states to clarify their "stand your ground" self-defense laws.
No Hope For Special Session On "Stand Your Ground" LawAny hope of holding a special legislative session on the state's "stand your ground" self-defense law is officially dead.
State Senator Requests Special Panel On "Stand Your Ground" LawLess than 24 hours after it was announced that the Florida House planned to hold a subcommittee hearing later this year to address the state's controversial "stand your ground" law, the state's Senate is moving towards doing the same.