• Volusia Co. judge dismisses case under stand your ground law

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    VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - A Volusia County judge made history after dismissing a murder case under the state’s controversial stand your ground law.

    The judge ruled that 76-year-old Earnest Johnson was justified in shooting his 53-year-old stepson because he was simply trying to protect himself.

    The two had gotten into an argument last year over a woman.

    The law could play a key role in the ongoing case against George Zimmerman in Seminole County.

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