Transcript for Florida Veteran Invokes Stand Your Ground Law in Killing of Neighbors
We begin with the Florida combat veteran charged with killing two neighbors. William Woodward says he's protected by the stand your ground law. Gio Ben neat tease is here with the story. Reporter: He shot the men 31 times, saying he and his family felt their lives were threatened. This morning, the prosecutors allege the killings were cold and calculated. What started as a seemingly harmless argument between two neighbors about mail quickly escalated. Leaving two dead. And this man, 49-year-old decemberer storm vet William Woodward accused of T killing them and shooting one other. This video shows him loving his home. Then -- The only survivor taking the stand. That's when I seen Billy pointing the gun at me. Reporter: Police saying in documents, Woodward was wearing camouflage clothing. Telling mishe was on a mission in a war zone. And the three men allegedly called hmm a plastic G.I. Joe that night. Woodward's lawyers say he should be protected by Florida's stand your ground law. Woodward am family claims he has PTSD, telling police his neighbors were or the meaning him. We had been tormented for months. They've been tormenting my parents. Reporter: Six weeks before the shooting, Woodward accused one of his victim's daughters of stealing packages from his door. He heard the words that caused him, in his own words, to snap. Reporter: And the judge could rule here by tend of the week. If he says Woodward can use Florida's stand your ground laws, the state can't pursue the attempted murder charges. Now to the brave high school teacher who took down a school
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