Victims: James Flannagan, Graig Perryman, Jason Walck
The accused: Zachary Kenneth Wilson

James_Flannagan

James Flannagan

White male

Age at time: unknown

Weapon: unarmed

Graig_Perryman

Graig Perryman

White male

Age at time: 44

Weapon: unarmed

Jason_Walck

Jason Walck

White male

Age at time: unknown

Weapon: unarmed

 
Zachary Kenneth_Wilson

Zachary Kenneth Wilson

White male

Age at time: 24

Weapon: pvc pipe, rocks

unharmed

Case type:
Unprovoked attack

Location:
Parking Lot

Initiator:
Unclear

Witnesses:
Yes

Case year:
2009

Location details: parking lot in Key West, Monroe County, on May 29, 2009

What happened: Craig Perryman and James Flannagan were leaving the Bottle Cap bar about 4a.m. when they were approached by two men in the parking lot who said they were looking for a fight. Perryman and Flannagan told them to go away and when they turned to leave they were attacked. Flannagan was knocked out out and when he came to he saw Zachary Wilson beating Perryman and heard him bragging about being a street fighter. Jason Walck ran outside the bar where he works to help and Wilson went after him, knocking him out with a knee to the face. Perryman was supposed to be married the next day but instead he was airlifted to a Miami hospital with fractures to his face and head. Wilson was charged with felony aggravated battery and two misdemeanor counts of battery.

The outcome: A "stand your ground" motion was heard but deemed not applicable by the judge. On March 27, 2013, Wilson's misdemeanor battery charges were Nolle Prossed and the adjudication was withheld on the aggravated battery charge. Resititution and probation were ordered.

Investigating agency: Key West Police Department

Case decision made by: Prosecutor

Trayvon Martin’s death became controversial because circumstances leading up to the shooting cast doubt on who was to blame. The Tampa Bay Times reviewed other “stand your ground” cases for similar circumstances. The Times relied on available information, some of which may not tell the whole story. When the situation was unclear, that was noted.

Yes No Unclear/
disputed

Did the victim initiate the confrontation?

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Was the victim armed?

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Was the victim committing a crime that led to the confrontation?

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Did the defendant pursue the victim?

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Could the defendant have retreated to avoid the conflict?

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Was the defendant on his or her property?

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Did someone witness the attack?

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Was there physical evidence?

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Case last updated: Aug. 13, 2013