Carey

Adeirean Carey

Black male

Age at time: 27

Weapon: knife

knife

unharmed

Defendant photo: Fort Myers News-Press

Case type:
Party/Bar Fight

Location not known

Initiator:
Victim

Witnesses:
Yes

Case year:
2010

Location details: At a party in Fort Myers, Lee County, on June 27, 2010

What happened: Carey hosted a party and his mother was charging admission at the door. The unnamed victim argued with her about the different prices she was charging. Carey came to his mother's defense and stabbed the victim. Carey was charged with battery.

The outcome: Carey pleaded no contest to battery on 7/13/10.

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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Did someone witness the attack?

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Was there physical evidence?

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Case last updated: Aug. 10, 2013