‘Stand your ground’ killer Michael Drejka sentenced to 20 years in slaying over parking space

A white Florida man found guilty of manslaughter in the 2018 killing of an unarmed African-American father he shot in a dispute over a handicap parking space was sentenced on Thursday to serve 20 years in prison.

Judge Bulone, who described Drejka as a “wannabe cop,” rejected a request from defense attorneys for a lenient sentence of probation and house arrest.

Drejka’s attorneys said they plan to file an appeal, asking that the conviction be overturned.

The judge noted that the entire incident was caught on security video, and showed McGlockton stepping back and turning his body when Drejka pulled a gun on him after McGlockton pushed him to ground in an attempt to defend Jacobs and their three of their young children, who were present when the shooting occurred.

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