It couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that a few of the women involved were lesbians, could it? No, anti-gay bigotry would never be a factor in Florida. </sarcasm> State won’t file charges in Fairfield Drive ‘stand your ground’ shooting death
Amy Plunkett and Deanna Stevison had previously been in a relationship for 6 years. It apparently didn’t work out, and Stevison apparently opted for the, “How dare you live without me,” position. It didn’t work out. Amy Plunkett, her mother Ollie Plunkett and Amy’s new girlfriend, Meghan Wojdyla, were in the apartment when Deanna Stevison decided to intrude.
Ollie Plunkett told investigators she had been asleep on the couch in the living room and was awoken to banging on the door just after 5 a.m. She said she went to wake up her daughter to see if she was expecting company. When Amy Plunkett opened the door, Stevison forced her way inside, according to the report.
Amy Plunkett stated that she was losing consciousness when her mother fired the shots. Stevison had her down with her hands around Plunkett’s throat. Stevison had kept her mother from calling 911 by seizing her phone and throwing it away. What exactly was the mother supposed to do, watch her daughter be strangled?
Still they did come to the conclusion that the shooting was justified. Have to wonder how mad that made the folks who make those calls.
UPDATE: Here’s a similar story where it took less than a month to determine self-defense. Fatal shooting of Greenville man was in self-defense, Sheriff’s Office says. This one is from South Carolina.