Alleged Tampa Movie Theater Shooter Breaks Down in Court

Former Police Officer 71-year-old Curtis Reeves is accused of killing 43-year-old father Chad Oulson.
3:00 | 02/05/14

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And next, here, word of a new video from that horrifying shooting in the movie theater. The older man with the gun and the young father who was texting, shot dead. Today, the two families faced each other in court. And the lderman with the gun, the retired police captain, broke down in tears. Here's ABC's Steve osunsami. Reporter: The 71-year-old retired police captain accused of shooting a man for texting in a movie theater, wept in court. He has arthritis in his hands. Reporter: At a bond hearing, Curtis reeves died when his daughter told the court, he's an old man with medical issues and has to be set free. He used to make tables and benches and all kinds of things. He kept all of his tools because he just knew that his hands would get better. But it hasn't happened. Reporter: Reeves is charged with second-degree murder. Police say he shot and killed 43-year-old Chad oulson after they argued. Oulson was texting his daughter's babysitter back home. Reeves said he was struck by an unknown object and reacted in self-defense. But eyewitnesses say the only object thrown was a bag of popcorn. Charles was sitting nearby. I can't believe he shot me. Reporter: Oulson's wife, Nicole, was sitting next to him when he died. She, too, wept in court today. She told ABC news in January, that the retired policeman should be put away. I don't want him to see daylight ever again. Reporter: The sheriff's deputy who was inside the theater and kept reeves inside until help arrived, said he overheard reeves speaking to his wife. She postured and said that was no cause to shoot anyone. And he leaned back around and stuck his finger out as if to scold her and said, you shut your And don't say a word. Reporter: The judge has decided that prosecutors can share videos and photos from the movie theater that afternoon. Steve osunsami, ABC news, Atlanta. Now, we have an update on the death of actor Philip

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