Florida Movie Theater Shooter May Attempt 'Stand Your Ground' Defense

New developments emerge in the case of Curtis Reeves, who shot a man for texting during a film.
3:00 | 01/22/14

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An update. A surprising turn in a case that made headlines across this country. You'll remember the older man accused of shooting a young father who was texting the babysitter during the movie preview? Well, tonight, ABC's Matt Gutman tells us about the new twist in his defense. Reporter: Nicole oulson, speaking out for the first time, describes the moment her husband, Chad, was killed after texting in a movie theater. And just to think that in the blink of an eye, my whole world just got shattered into a million pieces. And now I'm left trying to pick them up. Reporter: The oulsons were enjoying a rare night out. I was so excited and looking forward to spending the day with the love of my life. Reporter: Before the movie started the screen lit up with a familiar announcement turn your phones off. Chad oulson sent one last text to the babysitter. And prosecutors say that annoyed the man sitting behind him, retired police captain Curtis reeves. The man stood up and argued oulson threw popcorn at reeves. Reeves pulled put a handgun and fired. Previous is charged with second-degree murder. He's claiming self-defense. He was hit by an unknown object. Reporter: But attorney mark eiglarsh says that won't hold water. Popcorn, not viewed as a deadly weapon. Reporter: Reeves lawyers are trying to invoke the stand your ground law. The issue is what kind of condition is he in? Is he a frail 71? Or is he somebody who could fight off someone if needed and doesn't need to pull out a weapon under those circumstances? Reporter: He faces up to life in prison, if convicted. Matt Gutman, ABC news, Miami.

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