Chad Oulson goes to the movies with his wife. At the start of the film, the 43-year-old woman texts the babysitter. A voice behind him, Curtis Reeves, tells him to stop. Reeves and Oulson argue. and Oulson grabs a bag of popcorn from Reeves and throws it at the man.
Reeves, a retired cop, pulls out a handgun and shoots. Oulson dies after being shot in the chest. Reeves is charged with second degree murder and aggravated assault, but claims self-defense, telling a jury he was “afraid of being attacked”. ”
Now a Florida jury has acquitted retired police captain Curtis Reeves.
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[Feature Photo: Former Tampa police captain Curtis Reeves leaves court a free man after the reading of the verdict at the conclusion of his murder trial on Friday, Feb 25, 2022, at the Robert D. Sumner Judicial Center in Dade City, Fla. Reeves, 79, was found not guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting of Chad Oulson at a Wesley Chapel movie theater in January 2014. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP, Pool)]