Pasco County, FL -A pretrial hearing was held Wednesday morning for 71-year-old Curtis Reeves.He's the retired Tampa Police officer accused of shooting and killing 43-year-old Chad Oulson in a Wesley Chapel movie theater on January 13.
A possible trial date was discussed, but not set during Wednesday's hearing. Reeves himself was not present, but Oulson's widow, Nicole, was.
Defense attorney Dino Michaels wanted six months before another pre-trial hearing, saying Reeves agreed to waive a speedy trial, so they can prepare a better defense.
"It's something that's necessary in this case. He's 71 years old. Any conviction or sentence is a death sentence for this man," Michaels said.
Judge Pat Siracusa found some middle ground and assigned another pre-trial hearing for July 9. Both the state and the defense agreed to allow the remaining discovery to be released to the public.
The defense now feels the information supports their case. Nicole Oulson didn't speak in court Wednesday, but her attorney feels the video evidence is gives the advantage to the prosecution.
TJ Grimaldi said, "I would say the video speaks for itself and in my opinion, the video speaks loudly on the fact that this guy had absolutely no reason to do what he did."
Judge Siracusa told all attorneys they have until July 7to file any new motions in this case and the defense still has the right to waive Reeves' appearance for the July 9pre-trial hearing.
Judge Siracusa wants to get a trial date set sometime in the fall.
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