About the cases

The Tampa Bay Times used media reports, court records and interviews with prosecutors and attorneys to identify more than 200 “stand your ground” cases across Florida. The list, though incomplete, is the most comprehensive in the state and likely includes most fatal cases.

The Times asked questions about each conflict: Who was armed? Who started the fight? It also recorded the race, age and sex of those involved and the case outcome. Hispanics often are listed as white or black because many police agencies record only race, not ethnicity.

Click here for more information about our data. Know of something we missed or have a photo to share? Submit a case here.

Those who stood, those who fell: fatal cases

Critics say "stand your ground" turned Florida into the Wild West. Supporters say it has helped keep innocents out of jail. The truth of how the law has been used over the past six years was unknown until now.

What follows is the most comprehensive list of "stand your ground" cases ever created. Browse by victim or defendant, by fatal or nonfatal cases. Hover over a photo to explore the basics of each case or click it for a more detailed case file. Use the buttons at right to filter by race, sex and location.

Breakdown of case outcomes

30 convicted
60 justified
10 pending

Victims in fatal cases, by age

Sherdavia Jenkins

Jenkins

Michael_Jackson

Jackson

Dylan Nuno

Nuno

Jake_Couture

Couture

Jordan Russell_Davis

Davis

Trayvon Martin

Martin

Brandon_Martinez

Martinez

Marcos Santiago

Santiago

Dustin Sean_White

White

Daniel_Amore

Amore

Justin_Holliman

Holliman

Ricardo_Jimeno

Jimeno

Sarah Ludemann

Ludemann

Carlos_Mustelier

Mustelier

Eric_Scott

Scott

Christopher_Araujo

Araujo

Christopher_Cote

Cote

Joseph_Hall

Hall

Patrick Hutchison

Hutchison

John Lott

Lott

Tremayne Deangelo Lovett

Lovett

Daniel S._Oliver

Oliver

Lucus_Termitus

Termitus

Branden Allen_Wilde

Wilde

Nikita_Williams

Williams

Benjy Young

Young

Wathson Adelson

Adelson

Stephen_Bunting

Bunting

Lucious Nicardo Carroll

Carroll

Christopher_Gomez

Gomez

Reynaldo Muñoz

Muñoz

Juan Miguel Sanchez-Perdomo

Sanchez-Perdomo

Christopher L. Danford

Danford

Kim Lawson_Holmes

Holmes

Joel Kun

Kun

Devin Lively

Lively

Robert_Mears

Mears

Anthony_Pignataro

Pignataro

Saul_Trejo

Trejo

Terry Dwayne White

White

Kendall Berry

Berry

Timothy_Davis

Davis

Bryan Antonio_DeJesus

DeJesus

Derek_Huffman

Huffman

Quinton_Lawson

Lawson

Jyron Miles

Miles

Jason Bradley Payne

Payne

Ramon _Arzola

Arzola

Justin_Boyette

Boyette

Marques_Butler

Butler

Brett Lee Canada

Canada

James Kun

Kun

Breon  Mitchell

Mitchell

Michael_Palmer

Palmer

Patrick Barbour

Barbour

Rolando Carrazana

Carrazana

Jason Jesus Gonzalez

Gonzalez

Nathaniel Gooden

Gooden

Sean Thomas_Harris

Harris

Casey Landes

Landes

Cedrick Antoine Howard

Howard

Lekeefe Lee

Lee

Eddy Moore

Moore

Marcus_Samuel

Samuel

Milton_Torres

Torres

Charles_Harper

Harper

Sujaye E._Henry

Henry

Curtis_Miller

Miller

Elias Nazario

Nazario

Jewell Omar Williams

Williams

Nicholas Nigel_Barter

Barter

Omar Bonilla

Bonilla

Gregory Keith_Gayle

Gayle

Edward_Borowsky

Borowsky

Walter J.J. Revear

Revear

Carlos Deleon-Ortiz

Deleon-Ortiz

Seth_Sigmon

Sigmon

Vincent Demond Wesley

Wesley

Brandon Patrick Baker

Baker

Jose Gilberto Ramirez

Ramirez

Glen "Chuck"_Rich

Rich

Christopher Sule

Sule

Fernando_Castulo Morales

Castulo Morales

Walter_Conley

Conley

Steven_Hilson

Hilson

Bonnie Lynn_Hower

Hower

Shane Huse

Huse

Patrick Lavoie

Lavoie

James Scott_Baisden

Baisden

Joseph Martell

Martell

Stevon Deon_Mitchell

Mitchell

Harold Eugene_Carter

Carter

Samuel_Cohron

Cohron

Michael D._Frazzini

Frazzini

Joshua Jay Sands

Sands

Troy Absher

Absher

William Ryan Andrews

Andrews

Carlos_Ibanez

Ibanez

Roberto Legarreta

Legarreta

Pedro_Roteta

Roteta

Bradley Stradtman

Stradtman

Steven C. Johnson

Johnson

Robert_Cline

Cline

Todd Edward_Fryer

Fryer

David James

James

Robert Fahrer

Fahrer

Joe_Burke

Burke

Matthew Vittum

Vittum

Jerry Jay_Koenig

Koenig

Richard Piovesan

Piovesan

Johnny Ray_Clark

Clark

Joe Kasbach

Kasbach

Lynda McAdams

McAdams

Carrie_Myers

Myers

Scott_Standard

Standard

Ernest_Lamar

Lamar

Raymond_Mohlman

Mohlman

Robert_Camacho

Camacho

Peter_Delmonico

Delmonico

Russell_Ryder

Ryder

Donald Pettit

Pettit

Donald Price

Price

Willie Chester

Chester

Bob_McCullen

McCullen

Tony_Waters

Waters

John_Concannon

Concannon

Arthur_Tilley

Tilley

Daniel_Rodgers

Rodgers

Donald_Watts

Watts

Marvin Paul_Gilhousen

Gilhousen

Jon Wayne Joseph

Joseph

Elbert Johnson

Johnson

Marion Christopher_Kachnik

Kachnik

Frank_Labiento

Labiento

 

Page last updated: Dec. 21, 2013