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Documents: Prosecutors plan to use Drejka's history of confrontation, flashing firearms against him

Posted at 11:30 PM, Oct 17, 2018
and last updated 2019-08-16 14:38:45-04

CLEARWATER, Fla. — New documents filed on Monday state that prosecutors plan to use Michael Drejka's past against him.

Drejka, 47, has been charged with manslaughter in the death of Markeis McGlockton, 28. Drejka shot and killed McGlockton on July 19 following an argument over a handicap parking spot outside of a Clearwater convenience store.

Related: Clearwater 'stand your ground' shooter has history of flashing firearms, documents show

Drejka was not initially arrested by the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office under Florida's controversial "Stand your ground law." The case sparked nation-wide attention because McGlockton was not armed when he was fatally shot.

After the case was reviewed by the State Attorney's Office, Drejka was charged with manslaughter. 

ABC Action News has previously reported about Drejka's history of confrontation and flashing firearms. Now, the State has officially filed a notice stating its intent to use the evidence of Drejka's other acts, against him in court.

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