Florida Man Sentenced To 20 Years For Shooting Black Man Over Parking Space
A Florida man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man over a parking space.
Initially, the town’s sheriff refused to arrest the white shooter, citing the Stand Your Ground law.
During Thursday’s sentencing, Judge Joseph Bulone said Michael Drejka, 49, was a “wannabe” police officer and self-appointed “handicapped parking space monitor.”
Drejka shot and killed Markeis McGlockton, 28, outside a convenience store in Clearwater, Florida. He killed him in front of his three young children after getting into a verbal altercation with his pregnant partner, Britany Jacobs over a parking spot. Drejka argued that McGlockton pushed him and he was afraid that he would beat him up while he was on the ground, however, the surveillance footage shows McGlockton walk away.
He was found guilty of manslaughter in August.
“Now I can go home and tell my children that the killer didn’t get away with murder of their daddy,” Britany Jacobs said. “I know Markeis is up there in heaven smiling, because we did get justice for him.”
Prosecutors had initially asked for 30 years.