Stand Your Ground

Stand Your Ground Cited in Teen's Killing of Stick-Wielding Man, Teen to Face Weapons Charges

17-year-old says he was defending himself, shot the man once in the face, prosecutors now pursuing him on gun charges

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No homicide charges will be filed against the teenager who shot and killed 40-year-old Julius Jerome Jacobs in Ocala on the night of July 5.

In a memo released Tuesday, the State Attorney's Office found that the killing was legal under the provisions of Florida's "stand your ground" law.