Victim: Christopher Sule (killed)
The accused: Anusha Bissoon

Sule

Christopher Sule

White male

Age at time: 31

Weapon: unarmed

Victim photo: Florida Department of Corrections

 
Anusha_Bissoon

Anusha Bissoon

Other female

Age at time: 28

Weapon: knife

knife

Case type:
Road rage

Location:
Public

Initiator:
Victim

Witnesses:
Yes

Case year:
2008

Location details: On a public street in Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie County, on Aug. 10, 2008

What happened: Anusha Bissoon fatally stabbed a man who was attacking her boyfriend after a road rage incident. At least one witness told investigators he believed the boyfriend would be dead if she had not used the knife. Prosecutors said it was that eyewitness testimony that convinced them to drop the case, the Palm Beach Post reported in September 2008.

The outcome: No charges filed

Investigating agency: St. Lucie County Sheriff

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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Source: Palm Beach Post, Sept. 30, 2008.

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Case last updated: Aug. 10, 2013