Chad Oulson goes on a movie date with his wife. As the film begins, the 43-year-old texts the babysitter. A voice behind him, Curtis Reeves, tells him to stop. Reeves and Oulson get into an argument. and Oulson grabs a bag of popcorn from Reeves and throws it at the man.
Reeves, a retired cop, pulls a handgun and fires. Oulson dies after being hit in the chest. Reeves is charged with second-degree murder and aggravated battery, but claims self-defense, telling a jury that he was “in fear of being attacked. ”
Now, a Florida jury has acquitted retired Florida police captain Curtis Reeves.
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[Feature Photo: Former Tampa police captain Curtis Reeves leaves court a free man after the reading of the verdict at the conclusion of his murder trial on Friday, Feb 25, 2022, at the Robert D. Sumner Judicial Center in Dade City, Fla. Reeves, 79, was found not guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting of Chad Oulson at a Wesley Chapel movie theater in January 2014. (Douglas R. Clifford/Tampa Bay Times via AP, Pool)]