Former Florida sergeant convicted of manslaughter
The Associated Press
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.- A jury has convicted a former police sergeant of manslaughter in the 2002 shooting death of an unarmed man.
After three hours of deliberations, a jury on Tuesday found Robbins, 46, of Edgewater, guilty of the lesser charge.
During the second trial, the defense was allowed to include a toxicology report that showed Starkey had a combination of alcohol and the painkiller hydrocodone in his system.
Robbins testified that he was hit in the head during a fight with Starkey and another man. Robbins said he fired his .22-caliber handgun because he thought he saw Starkey holding a knife.
Sentencing was scheduled for May 18. Prosecutors said they would seek the maximum of 30 years in prison.
Copyright 2015 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
|Back to previous page|