Curtis Reeves

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After 8 Years, Ex-Cop Goes on Trial for Theater Shooting

Curtis Reeves fatally shot man he had confronted about texting during previews

(Newser) - Eight years after he killed a man who had been texting during previews at a Florida movie theater, a retired Tampa police captain is finally on trial. Opening statements began Monday in the trial of Curtis Reeves, 79, who fatally shot 43-year-old Navy veteran Chad Oulson during a Jan. 2014...

Man Accused in Movie Text Killing Had Just ... Texted

Curtis Reeves sent text of his own minutes before the shooting

(Newser) - The 71-year-old Florida man who fatally shot a fellow moviegoer who was texting during previews had sent a text of his own about 15 minutes earlier, reports the Tampa Bay Times . Curtis Reeves responded to a text from his son, who was supposed to meet his parents in the theater...

'Stand Your Ground' Eyed in Florida Movie Shooting

Ex-cop's age could help his case

(Newser) - Chucking popcorn at an elderly guy may not sound like a valid reason for gunning a man down, but the retired police captain charged with murder in an argument about movie theater texting happens to be both 71 and in Florida so he might just have a case under the...

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