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Greyston Garcia Goes Free Under Florida "Stand Your Ground" Law After Chasing, Stabbing Robber

By Tim Elfrink in assault, homicide
Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 12:29 pm
No one argues the facts: Greyston Garcia killed Pedro Roteta in January by stabbing him in the chest following a foot chase through Little Havana after catching Roteta stealing his car radio. Garcia also hid the knife, lied to the cops about stabbing Roteta, and even pawned some other car radios the thief had on him when he died. But Garcia won't face any time over the killing, thanks to Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law -- the same rule at the heart of the Trayvon Martin case. A judge ruled today that Garcia was within his rights to chase the thief and could have feared for his life when Roteta swung a bag of stolen radios at his head. Miami New Times has the story


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