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Hearing for a new trial in Trevor Dooley case stuns widow of the victim

Posted at 5:22 PM, Aug 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-21 18:20:39-04

TAMPA — Kanina Eurez, spoke to ABC Action News from Tennessee. The widow moved there shortly after the trial for her husband's killer, Trevor Dooley, came to a close in 2012. The 41-year-old father was shot right in front of the couple's eight-year-old after an argument over skateboarders in their Valrico neighborhood.   

"There is no closure," said Eurez.

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And now more pain. Appellate judges heard arguments on giving Dooley a new trial.

"Zero sympathy for him and I know for fact he has zero remorse," said Eurez.

Dooley chose not to attend the hearing. He walked out of jail two years ago after a stunning decision by the appellate court to reconsider a new trial based on flawed jury instructions.

Dooley served less than half of his eight-year sentence and is on supervised release.

"Him basically being free to live his life is something difficult to deal with," said Eurez.

But, Sherry Crooks, a close friend of Dooley and his wife sees it differently.

"He might be out but he's not free by any means," said Crooks.

Now in Iowa, Sherry lived next to the Dooleys for six years and is still very close to them.

"There's two sides to every story and I am not sure that Trevor's side did not get completely told," said Crooks.

Eurez dreads possibly going back to court for one very strong reason: her daughter.

"It would be very very difficult on her," said Eurez.

She does have some hope.

"He would be convicted again and hopefully this time he would get the full sentence," said Eurez.

The full sentence is 30 years behind bars. But Dooley's second chance lays in the hands of the judges.

And it could take up to a year before any side gets any answers.