870 days. The case of Jeffery Davis.

NEW PORT RICHEY — After 870 days in custody, Jeffrey Davis became a free man Friday. He had been in jail awaiting trial on a July 31, 2013 incident in which he shot his daughter’s live-in boyfriend, Michael Davis (no relation), from inside his own bedroom at his New Port Richey home. Michael Davis survived and Jeffrey Davis was charged with attempted second-degree murder.

Source: New Port Richey man who shot daughter’s boyfriend immune under ‘stand your ground’ | Tampa Bay Times

870 days. Almost two and a half years behind bars for what ended up being determined a self-defense shooting. But that is not the kicker, this is what the judge said:

“Based on the testimony I’m hearing today, where Jeffrey Davis literally retreated to a bedroom in his house...” Siracusa said. “I can’t say that Jeffrey Davis didn’t have a right to use force on that day. And I can’t say that it would be improper to grant Jeffrey Davis immunity. So I grant him immunity.”

You know how I keep warning everybody about Duty to Retreat? That you are not the one that makes the determination if you retreated enough but some district attorney maybe 2 days after what happened and from the comfort of his air-conditioned office and wearing the hindsight glasses?

I can’t find more details, but this reeks of prosecutorial misconduct.

Fight for Stand Your ground, tooth and nail.

4 Replies to “870 days. The case of Jeffery Davis.”

  1. The lawsuit from Jeff Davis’ attorney should be spectacular after New Port Richey stole 2+ years of the man’s life for defending himself.




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  2. If you are poor, there are a lot of things that you must struggle with, that even middle class people do not. The justice system is just one thing. Fines, bail, and lawyers cost money and a little money (or friends with money) does make things much better.

    I’ve been broke, busted flat, poor; and middle class. Middle class living is much easier, safer, and enjoyable.




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