Victim: John Concannon (killed)
The accused: Nour Badi Jarkas

John_Concannon

John Concannon

White male

Age at time: 56

Weapon: unarmed

 
Jarkas

Nour Badi Jarkas

White male

Age at time: 54

Weapon: gun

gun

Defendant photo: Broward County Sheriff's Office

Case type:
Domestic dispute

Location:
Estranged Wife's Home

Initiator:
Victim

Witnesses:
Unclear

Case year:
2009

Location details: Estranged wife's home in Plantation, Broward County, on Jan. 22, 2009

What happened: Nour Jarkas shot and killed his estranged wife's boyfriend, John Concannon, after a fight at her house.

The outcome: He was acquitted. "Nothing was presented ... to rebut the reasonableness of the fear that [Jarkas] testified that he had in being confronted by a 5-foot-11, 280-pound, tattooed man who was angry and who lunged at him," the judge wrote.

Investigating agency: Plantation Police

Case decision made by: Judge

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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Source: Miami Herald, Jan. 24, 2009.

Source: Sun Sentinel, Dec. 12, 2011.

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Case last updated: Aug. 10, 2013