Transcript for Michael Drejka found guilty of manslaughter
overnight, a verdict in a stand your ground case in Florida. ABC's Zachary kiesch reports on why the jury's decision could be especially significant. We, the jury, find as follows as to the defendant in this case, the defendant is guilty of manslaughter as charged. Reporter: Michael Drejka stood without emotion as a jury convicted him of killing markeis Mcglockton in a dispute over a parking space at a convenience store. The week long trial in Clearwater, Florida, ended Friday night after jurors spent just six hours deliberating. My family can rest now. Now we can start putting the pieces back together and move on. Reporter: Watch as Mcglockton who was black shoves Drejka who was white to the ground. Seconds later Drejka opens fire as Mcglockton backs away. Mcglockton then runs inside the store where he collapses and dies in front of his son. Drejka claiming self-defense and citing Florida's controversial stand your ground law. An alternative juror says the surveillance video sealed his fate. I think there was a pause between the point where he realized he had hit the ground and pulled his weapon, between that and when he fired, and I think that gave him a chance to not kill him. Reporter: In a statement Mcglockton's mother saying this conviction doesn't bring our son back but it does give us some sense of justice because far too often the criminal justice system fails us by allowing people who take the lives of unarmed black people to walk free as though their lives meant nothing. You can see in that video Mcglockton moving away when he's shot. Now, after the shooting happened, the local sheriff said it was justified under Florida's stand your ground laws. Later the state's attorney general brought manslaughter charges. Drejka face up to 30 years in
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