Five years later, Stand Your Ground case ends
Smells like the prosecutor was carrying a grudge in this case too. This one shouldn't have even made it past a grand jury.After the most serious charges were dropped on self-defense grounds, Thursday's trial centered on whether Correa was carrying a gun that was unlawfully concealed. Since the handgun was tucked into Correa's waistband, it was "readily observable," Matthewman said.
"He was beaten and suffered significant injuries," Matthewman said. "He clearly acted in self-defense."
"This very dark cloud over Mr. Correa and his family has finally been lifted and he has been fully exonerated," Matthewman said.
Correa, who described himself as a former security guard in his native Cuba, acknowledged he did not have a concealed-weapon permit in 2007. Still, he and his wife said they do not regret his decision to bring the pistol that night. "Thank God he had that gun," Sanchez said.