ORANGE COUNTY, Fla.A newly obtained video by FOX 35 Information reveals the moments earlier than an August 2022 capturing that left a person useless and later led to the dismissal of a second-degree murder charge towards the shooter.

The capturing occurred on the Heritage Lodge on Orange Blossom Path in south Orange County.

The video reveals brothers Dylan Jimenez and Bryan Richardson strolling towards the constructing’s breezeway. Rafael Villaverde is standing close by.

In response to courtroom paperwork, Villaverde and Jimenez had a “temporary verbal trade” moments earlier than Jimenez is seen turning round and firing.

The video confirms Jimenez was the primary to fireplace his gun, with Villaverde returning fireplace shortly after.

Within the decide’s dismissal letter, he wrote the state tried to argue Villaverde provoked Jimenez to shoot at him. Nonetheless, the decide wrote, “There’s inadequate proof within the document to indicate… this trade one way or the other provoked the usage of drive by Mr. Jimenez towards [Villaverde].”

Florida Gulf Coast College (FGCU) professor of forensic research and former officer David Thomas agrees.

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“When you concentrate on ‘stand your floor,’ it is not the earlier than. It’s the place that the particular person is in at that cut-off date in the event that they feared for his or her life and if what they did was to cease a right away assault upon them,” he mentioned.

Mike Mann, the lawyer representing Villaverde, shared with FOX 35 the next assertion:

“We’re thrilled that Rafael Villaverde is lastly out of jail and residential along with his spouse and kids. Whereas his household is worked up to have him dwelling in time for the vacations, he by no means ought to have been charged within the first place. Surveillance video clearly reveals the encounter and that Mr. Villaverde was merely defending himself from lethal drive after being shot twice earlier than ever pointing his gun at his attacker. He spent 14 months in jail for against the law he didn’t commit, and we hope that this consequence will be sure that no different household must endure the hardships confronted by Mr. Villaverde and his household.”

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Jimenez died from his accidents on the day of the capturing. Later, two deputies shot and killed his brother Richardson after telling him to drop a gun he had in his hand whereas they had been treating Jimenez.

Albert Yonfa Jr., lawyer for the mom of the 2 brothers, Ada Blaker, launched the next assertion:

“Ms. Blaker is devastated at having acquired the information of the decide’s resolution setting Rafael Villaverde free late [Thursday] night time. She understands the burden positioned upon the decide however believes Dylan was completely performing in self-defense and that each her sons would nonetheless be alive had Villaverde not threatened and brandished a firearm at Dylan. She believes Florida’s ‘stand your floor regulation’ was not justly utilized right here.”

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