Judge: Stand Your Ground Does Not Apply In Shooting Of Federal Agent

James Wonder, accused of manslaughter in the death of federal agent Donald Pettite, appears in court during his Stand Your Ground hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

James Wonder, accused of manslaughter in the death of federal agent Donald Pettite, appears in court during his Stand Your Ground hearing at the Broward County Courthouse in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

A Judge has ruled that the shooter of a Federal Agent is not immune to prosecution in under Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law.  James Wonder who shot off duty Federal Agent Donald Pettit in 2008, testified that he was “scared to death” of Pettit, who Wonder claims confronted him in a fit of rage, screaming, yelling and cursing.  Wonder had cut off Pettit and kept changing lanes in front of him.  Pettit followed Wonder into a Post Office parking lot where Wonder shot Pettit in the head and killed him.  For up-to-date news accounts of this story, photos and to post a comment, please access the links below:

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