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.
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.