Florida Teen who killed Bully wont be charged. Good decision or bad?
A Florida teen who stabbed his classmate to death last year will not face murder charges, a judge ruled on Wednesday.
"(He) had more than enough reason to believe he was in danger of death or great bodily harm," she wrote in her decision.
Saavedra, who was 14 at the time of the killing, was protected under
Florida's Stand Your Ground law, which stipulates that people can defend
themselves if they feel threatened by any means necessary, NBC 2
Brodie heard from multiple witnesses who testified that Nuno initiated
the fight and had been harassing Saavedra for more than a year.
"The facts were consistent. There was a group of boys harassing Mr.
Saavedra, repeatedly threatening Mr. Saavedra, on the day this incident
happened,” Saavedra's attorney Donald Day said. “Not one boy, but a group of boys had threatened physical violence."
In his testimony at the trial, Saavedra testified that Nuno told him,
"Today's the day" — meaning they were going to fight — when he got on
the bus. Nuno then followed him off the bus and a group of students
circled the two, egging them on, according to reports.
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