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Judge denies Curtis Reeves' request to remove ankle monitor ahead of trial

Reeves is charged with killing Chad Oulson at a Pasco County movie theater during an argument over texting.

The Pasco County movie theater shooter was denied a motion that would have modified the conditions of his pretrial release.

On Friday, Judge Kemba Lewis denied Curtis Reeves’ motion that would have allowed him to leave his home with fewer restrictions and give up his ankle monitor.

Earlier this month, Reeves’ defense team argued he behaved so well these past five years there’s no reason to continue monitoring him.

Prosecutors disagreed, calling the 76-year-old former Tampa police captain an ongoing threat.

Reeves is charged with killing Chad Oulson, shooting him inside the Grove Movie theater in January 2014 as the two men argued over Oulson texting on his cell phone during the movie previews.

The defense motion claimed Reeves faces an undue financial burden: It's about $15,000 in ankle-monitoring fees and another $1,500 in gun storage costs.

Reeves’s actual trial date has been postponed indefinitely. Lawyers await what could be a key decision from the Florida Supreme Court regarding Reeves’ "stand your ground" defense.

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