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January 14th, 2014
06:17 PM ET

Sheriff: 'Stand your ground' won't apply to ex-cop who allegedly shot texting dad at movies

(CNN) - It started Monday afternoon with a Florida father sending text messages during the previews of an afternoon movie.

It ended with the 43-year-old father shot dead amid the theater seats, and a 71-year-old retired police officer charged with second-degree murder.

The former cop, Curtis Reeves, was denied bond during his first court appearance Tuesday afternoon. Circuit Court Judge Lynn Tepper also ruled that there is "more than sufficient probable cause" for the second-degree murder charge to remain after hearing Reeves' private defense attorney argue against that.

The Florida sheriff's office investigating the case said Reeves would not be able to defend himself using the state's controversial "stand your ground" laws.

"It was determined that the stand your ground case - no, does not fly here in this case," says Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco.

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