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In the end, the street was littered with twenty six empty shell casings from four different caliber guns, Barbour was dead, and Gallo was arrested and ultimately charged with second degree murder, according to the court's order. Gallo claimed it was self defense and now, armed only with his defense team including Sarasota criminal defense attorney, Anthony G. Ryan, and Florida's gun-owner friendly self defense law, sought to prove he was legally justified in killing Barbour, according to court documents.
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Considering the defendant in the case had a gun pulled on him, was facing four-to-one odds, and a direct threat was made against him, I would say retreat wasn't an option and Florida's stand-your-ground law was definitely applicable. Good call by the judge. Too bad charges couldn't have been dismissed by the DA prior to going to trial.
 

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RedDawnTheMusical said:
Considering the defendant in the case had a gun pulled on him, was facing four-to-one odds, and a direct threat was made against him, I would say retreat wasn't an option and Florida's stand-your-ground law was definitely applicable. Good call by the judge. Too bad charges couldn't have been dismissed by the DA prior to going to trial.
+1. Glad the good guy came out standing.
 

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Mr. Gallo's attorney, Anthony G. Ryan, stated "I am just glad justice was done in this case and my client was able to return home and be with his family."

It sounds like Gallo was in jail the entire time of the trial. I would think that with the circumstances as they were, he would have been given bail.
 
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