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Convicted Clearwater parking lot shooter Michael Drejka files motion for new trial, attorney says

Posted at 6:12 PM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 18:20:28-04

Just days after being convicted of manslaughter, Michael Drejka has filed a motion for a new trial, according to his attorney John Trevena.

In late August, the jury found Drejka guilty of fatally shooting Markeis McGlockton over a handicapped parking spot outside a Clearwater convenience store in July of 2018.

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Drejka's attorney said he and his client had 10 days after the guilty verdict to file a motion for a new trial, which he did Friday. His attorney added that Drejka can't file an appeal until sentencing.

Drejka will file an appeal once he receives his sentence, according to his attorney.

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Drejka's case has sparked a nationwide debate over Florida's controversial "stand your ground" law after the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said Drejka was protected by "stand your ground" and did not initially arrest him.