This Tuesday, August 20, I had the opportunity to appear on Court TV to discuss two cases: Florida v. Drejka and Ohio v. Richardson.
In Florida v. Drejka, Drejka was charged with manslaughter after shooting Markeis McGlockton outside of a convenience store in Clearwater, Florida. This occurred after a dispute over a handicapped parking spot. In security footage from the incident, Drejka can be seen arguing with the driver of a vehicle, who turned out to be McGlockton’s girlfriend. Several moments later, McGlockton exits the convenience store and pushes Drejka to the ground, and Drejka pulls out a firearm and shoots him. Drejka stated that he believed he was acting in accordance with Florida’s controversial Stand Your Ground law. The jury apparently disagreed, and on August 23, 2019 convicted Drejka of manslaughter. Sentencing is set for October.
In Ohio v. Richardson, a 20 year old Ohio woman is accused of killing her newborn baby and burying the body in her backyard. Richardson’s defense attorneys have stated that Richardson did not kill her baby, but that it was stillborn. The trial is ongoing.