Will the controversial ‘Stand your ground’ defense stand its ground in this Palm Beach County shooting?

23 Year old Rijkard Jean-Baptiste, Palm Beach County man, is accused of first and second-degree murder for a shooting that occurred at a sweet-16 party resulting two minors being killed and five others being injured. While multiple shooters were involved, Jean-Baptiste is currently the only person being charged. Defense attorney Joshua LeRoy argued in his Motion to Dismiss and in court that the Jean-Baptiste was entitled to immunity under Florida’s “stand your ground” law.

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