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Hearing closes on two themes


Times Staff Writer

DADE CITY - To the defense, Curtis Reeves' "stand your ground" case is about perception - how the retired Tampa cop perceived the danger he faced before he drew a gun in a crowded movie theater and shot Chad Oulson in the chest, killing him.

To the state, the Reeves case is about retaliation - how a former authority figure with a bruised ego wanted to get back at Oulson for throwing a bag of popcorn in his face.

Both themes were explored

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