Florida Judge Denies ‘Stand Your Ground’ Shooter’s Request For Lower Bond

By  //  August 23, 2018

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bond set at $100,000 for killing Markeis McGlockto on July 19

Drejka, 47, has been in jail since his August 13 arrest. (FOX 13 Image)

PINELLAS COUNTY, FLORIDA (FOX 13) – It’s been more than a week since charges were filed in the controversial ‘Stand Your Ground’ shooting in Clearwater, and the gunman was hoping for his $100,000 bond to be reduced. But Michael Drejka’s request was denied Thursday.

Drejka, 47, has been in jail since his August 13 arrest. He was back in court this morning as his attorneys argued for a lesser bond, which could allow him a chance to be released prior to a possible trial.

But a Pinellas County judge rejected the request for a lower bond. “I believe $100,000 is a fair and reasonable bond,” Judge Joseph Bulone said after hearing arguments from both sides.

Last week, Drejka pleaded not guilty to the manslaughter charge in the July 19 death of Markeis McGlockton. The charge was filed by the State Attorney’s Office.

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