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Convicted Clearwater parking lot killer asks judge for new trial

Michael Drejka claims prosecutors didn’t play fair.

Michael Drejka, the man found guilty of manslaughter for shooting and killing Markeis McGlockton during an argument over a parking spot in Clearwater is asking for a new trial.

His lawyers argue prosecutors used emotion to compel the jury to convict him, rather than relying on facts and evidence to prove his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

It's now up to the judge to decide if he gets a new trial.

Drejka is scheduled to be sentenced in October.

RELATED: 'We saw justice': McGlockton family reacts to guilty verdict in Drejka trial

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