Judge Denies Former BCSO Deputy’s Motion for ‘Stand Your Ground’ Immunity, Charged with Second-Degree Murder
By Space Coast Daily // June 9, 2020
case is scheduled for Docket Review on June 30
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Circuit Judge Jeffrey Mahl denied a former BCSO deputy’s motion for ‘Stand Your Ground’ immunity for a deadly road rage incident on Emerson Drive in Palm Bay on June 19, 2016.
The former BCSO deputy, Yousef Hafza, is currently being prosecuted for Second-Degree Murder for the death of then 25-year-old Clarence Howard and Attempted Second-Degree Murder of Jose Montanez.
Hafza, a deputy with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office at the time of the incident, was off duty at the time of the altercation and did not identify himself as a law enforcement officer.
No trial date has been set.
The case is scheduled for Docket Review on June 30, 2020, at 8:30 a.m. at the Moore Justice Center in Viera.
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