Miami-Dade judge dismisses Stand Your Ground Law road rage case
Another case falls victim to Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law:
A Miami-Dade judge this week dismissed an attempted murder charge against a man accused of pointing a gun at another man during a road rage incident.
Robert Moulton, 40, said he was defending himself under Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, which eliminated a citizen’s duty to retreat when confronted with deadly force. He said he pulled his gun only after another man, Steven Stewart, “savagely punched” him in the face as Moulton sat in his car in February 2009 in North Miami.
Initially, police claimed that a short time later, Moulton encountered Stewart in a parking lot and again pointed his gun at the man. But Moulton’s defense attorney, Emelia Diaz-Fox, said she proved the second encounter never happened.